Warming trend to end out the work week

Posted at 3:45 PM, Jan 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-30 23:57:16-05

Overcast skies tonight should hold temperatures for most of the night in the lower 40s for Lafayette but rural areas could drop into the mid to upper 30s.

Here are the latest hour by hour temperatures.


Thursday winds will begin to turn out of the ESE helping to warm temperatures into the lower 60s even with skies remaining mostly cloudy, although we could have a few peeks of sunshine.

Projected afternoon temperatures for Thursday across Louisiana

Friday highs will climb into the mid to upper 60s as winds stay out of the south.

There is a 20% chance for isolated showers Friday afternoon/evening as the southerly flow could push some Gulf moisture over the lower half of Acadiana.

Rain chances increase to 60% Saturday as a shortwave system will quickly scoot across the region producing scattered showers.

Next systems arrives Saturday bringing scattered showers to Acadiana

But even with the rain it will still be mild Saturday with highs in the mid to upper 60s.

Sunday looks to be the better day this weekend with partly sunny skies and temperatures pushing the lower 70s, although a stray shower can not be ruled out.

The Spring-like weather continues into next week with highs in the mid 70s and the slight chance for a couple showers during the afternoon with the daily sea breeze Monday and Tuesday.

Most of next Wednesday will be dry but during the evening into the overnight hours our next strong cold front will swing down through Acadiana producing widespread showers.

Next strong cold front about a week away

The rains should end by Thursday morning with temperatures falling down to the 50s and winds turning breezy out of the NNW at 10-20 mph.

Friday morning looks to be the next chance for cold temperatures with lows dipping into the upper 30s.