Acadiana’s early spring weather pattern will continue through Thursday before a moderately strong cold front sweeps through the area Thursday evening.
Until then, in spite of an increase in wind speeds, expect foggy conditions at night followed by mostly cloudy and warm conditions during the day.
A Dense Fog Advisory will be in effect for the coastal parishes starting at 8pm Tuesday and midnight for the I-10 parishes of Acadiana and continue through 10 am Wednesday.
Latest fog observations and forecast:
Expect mostly cloudy, breezy and warm conditions for our Wednesday with highs reaching the mid to perhaps the upper 70s provided there area some afternoon breaks in the clouds, which is expected at this time.
Much of the same forecast verbiage can be used for Thursday with the exception of a better chance of showers developing Thursday evening accompanying a vigorous cold front that will bring a brief taste of more winter-like temperatures back to the region Friday.
Over-running clouds will persist behind the front Friday, with breezy and quite chilly conditions expected.
Highs Friday will be in the upper 40s to lower 50s…and there will be a wind chill factor.
The chilly conditions will continue into early Saturday with moderating temperatures into the mid-upper 50s for the afternoon under mostly cloudy skies.
Acadiana may see the lower 70s return as early as Sunday afternoon as a warm front moves to the north across the region.
It will be back to a spring-like pattern with the chance of showers early next week before the next front arrives late Tuesday.
The temperature roller coaster will continue with a mid-week chill down followed by an end of the week warm up. Consult the latest 10 Day Forecast for the latest.
We could see a better chance of more soaking rains toward the end of next week, but for now, despite the rains expected Thursday evening, roan totals should be rather light.