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Great start to Festival, showers overnight

Posted: 5:26 PM, Apr 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-25 18:26:24-04

A cool front will push through Acadiana overnight allowing for scattered showers and perhaps, a rumble of thunder, primarily well after midnight, with most activity across the area ending around daybreak Thursday.

Otherwise, it will be a great start for Festival International this Wednesday evening, with mild temperatures in the mid-upper 70s for the kick-off of the event.

Per Predictive Radar, it appears that highest rain chances (near 60%) for most areas overnight will come between 2 am and 5 am with any shower activity ending by daybreak or shortly thereafter Thursday.

While there may be a rumble of thunder or two, best chance for thunderstorms will be from Southwest to Central Louisiana…no severe weather is expected.

After morning clouds Thursday, look for mostly sunny and pleasant conditions for our Thursday afternoon with highs reaching the mid-70s accompanied by breezy northwest winds. 

While winds should diminish Thursday evening, the temperatures will drop nicely with readings in the low-mid 60s for Thursday evening Festival performances.

Another quick front will pass through thee area midday Friday, which should generate clouds and rather slight rain chances, but once again, it will clear out and cool nicely for the Friday evening Festival events.

The weather this weekend will be great for the rest of Festival or whatever outdoor plans you may have.

Mostly sunny skies, seasonably warm temperatures, and comfortable humidity are anticipated for the weekend, with highs ranging from the upper 70s Saturday to lower 80s Sunday.

Just don’t forget the hats and sunblock, as the sun is sneaky strong this time of year!

Moving into next week, clouds, humidity and temperatures (especially overnight lows) will be on the increase, and eventually, so will the rain chances.

Best chances of showers and storms should arrive late Thursday night into Friday with some activity perhaps persisting into the following weekend.