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Finally beautiful weather for the weekend

Posted: 4:24 PM, Apr 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-27 17:24:35-04

Just in time for Festival International the stretch of rainy weekends is coming to an end as high pressure is building in the northern Gulf setting up a fantastic forecast for Saturday and Sunday with lots of sunshine and slightly warmer temperatures in the lower 80s.

So, you can leave the umbrella at home but you are going to want to wear the hats and sunglasses and have plenty of sunblock if you are heading out to festival this weekend. 

Also, if you plan on staying out late any night this weekend you might want to bring a light jacket as temperatures will cool quickly once the sun goes down dropping into the mid 60s.

Moving into the new work week we will have more sunshine as another high pressure systems slides over the eastern half of the US warming temperatures into the low to mid 80s.

As that high pressure swings offshore it will get stuck in the Atlantic creating a southerly breezy to pick up across Acadiana Tuesday through Thursday.

This return flow will push humid air over the region causing clouds to develop each afternoon, along with a 20% for a few pop-up showers.

Clouds really start to increase Friday as a cold front begins to head our way bumping up rain chances to about 30% Friday afternoon.

The front looks to swing through Acadiana next Saturday producing scattered showers and a few thunderstorms.

This front could then stall out along the coast on Sunday keeping a considerable amount of clouds around along with some isolated showers.

And right now the long range models are trying to show the possibility of this front combining with some tropical moisture to provide for more rain chances moving into the following week but this is still several days out but it will be something we are watching closely.