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Spring in full swing; looking good for Festival International

Posted: 4:44 PM, Apr 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-24 17:44:45-04

Acadiana’s weather will stay on a roll into Wednesday with spring in full swing as temperatures climb into the lower 80s.

A couple of cool fronts Thursday and Friday mornings however, will bring our temperatures back down to near 5-10 degrees below normal entering into the weekend.

Look for mostly sunny skies Wednesday with temperatures starting in the seasonably cool mid-upper 50s and finishing in the lower 80s.

The weather will be quite pleasant for the start of Festival International activities with Wednesday evening temperatures holding in the mid-70s.

The first of the aforementioned cool fronts will arrive in the area around daybreak Thursday, generating scattered showers and possibly a thunderstorm anytime from the pre-dawn hours through mid-morning hours. Rain chances will be in the 40% range.

Skies will clear Thursday afternoon with pleasant, albeit slightly cooler conditions, for Thursday evening Festival activities.

Another cool front will push through the area with little fanfare other than some clouds and perhaps a brief sprinkle Friday, but once again fair skies will return to the area Friday evening…but it should be breezy and a little cooler.

So for the first time in many years, and like much of this spring, Festival will be on the chilly side during the evening hours, so keep a light jacket, sweater or hoodie ready for post-8 pm performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Moving into the weekend, look for mostly sunny skies with nice afternoon "warm-ups", reaching the mid-upper 70s Saturday and near 80 Sunday.

Clouds and humidity will gradually be increasing into next week, with rain chances potentially ramping-up slowly toward the mid-latter part of the week .