Sunshine and cooler temperatures Tuesday

Posted at 3:15 PM, Nov 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-19 23:45:57-05

Showers will be moving out of Acadiana this evening but with most spots picking up about a quarter of an inch of rain patchy to dense fog will be a good possibility tonight into early Tuesday morning.

RPM model showing visibility dropping this evening as fog develops

Tuesday skies will turn mostly sunny as high pressure builds to our north pushing Monday’s front farther out into the Gulf.

However, high pressure will send cooler and breezy conditions down over Acadiana causing highs to struggle to reach the lower 60s on Tuesday.

Here is a look at hour-by-hour temperatures and winds for Tuesday:



Wednesday morning looks to be a chilly one with lows falling into the lower 40s with communities north of highway 190 dropping into the mid to upper 30s creating areas of patchy frost.

Projected lows for Wednesday morning

High pressure will still be in control on Wednesday creating another nice day with times of sun and clouds and cool fall temperatures in the mid 60s.

So, if you are traveling the next couple days you should have no issues in and around the Gulf Coast.

Late Wednesday night into Thursday morning a Gulf low will track to our south which could send us some scattered showers and maybe even a thunderstorm.

European model shows a Gulf low moving to our south producing scattered showers Wednesday night.


Good news is the rain should end by daybreak and Thanksgiving looks to be a pretty nice day with a mix of sun and clouds and highs in the lower 60s, perfect for those family flag football games.

The first half of Friday will be dry which is good news for anyone going shopping but during the afternoon into the evening our next cold front looks to swing through the region.

There are still a few questions as to how strong this front will be as the European model has the front merging with a Gulf Low to produce heavy showers and thunderstorms while the GFS keeps the low out over the waters with just scattered showers for Acadiana.

European model showing heavy showers and storms possible Friday afternoon/evening


GFS model showing less rain with next cold front Friday afternoon/evening


This is something we will be monitoring to see what Acadiana can expect as it gets closer but rain does look like a good possibility Friday afternoon/evening.

Behind this front we will get another round of beautiful weather for the weekend with partly cloudy skies and highs in the upper 60s to near 70 on Saturday and mid 70s Sunday afternoon.

A second cold front will then swing through Acadiana Sunday evening maybe producing a few light showers but most models keep us dry however this front does look to provide Acadiana with another shot of cold air as highs early next week will only be on the 50s with lows in the 30s and lower 40s.