Chance for showers with up and down temperatures

Posted at 5:07 PM, Feb 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-16 23:51:25-05

An unsettled pattern will dominant Acadiana’s weather for the next week as a several frontal boundaries work back and forth across the region.

It began this morning with a stationary front working its way down to the I-10 corridor before lifting back to the north and stalling along highway 190 this afternoon.

Tonight the front will continue to push to the north creating a mild night with lows in the low to mid 60s.

With the region under the influence of a southerly flow sea fog with be a concern along the coast and up to the I-10 corridor.

A Dense Fog Advisory has been issued until 9am Sunday for all our coastal parishes.

Heavy sea fog will lower visibility for communities along the coast

Sunday a couple cold fronts will be sliding through Acadiana.

The first front arrives during the late morning which could spark off a few scattered showers but it will still be quite warm with highs in the mid 70s.

Projected highs for Sunday afternoon across Louisiana

A second, stronger cold front will swing through Acadiana during the evening which could also produce a few scattered showers but more importantly will usher in cooler air Sunday night.

Lows Monday morning will drop down into the upper 40s and lower 50s.

Monday looks to be a relatively dry day, with even the possibility for times of sunshine, but temperatures will be below average only topping out in the upper 50s and lower 60s.

It’s back to winter with cool temperatures expected Monday

Late Monday night into Tuesday morning a warm/stationary front will lift out of the Gulf and move over Acadiana producing a decent chance for light scattered showers to start the day.

Decent chance for showers Tuesday morning

The models are now pushing most of the rain Tuesday afternoon to our north so outside a few isolated showers we should get a break from the rain with temperatures climbing back into the mid 70s.

Wednesday the front sags back to the south and stalls over Acadiana creating a high chance for on and off showers and even a few thunderstorms throughout the day.

Widespread showers likely Wednesday

The front does not move much going into Thursday setting up another dreary and rainy day with temperatures in the mid 60s.

More showers likely Thursday

Friday the front then gets a good push to the north allowing us to maybe dry out a little and warm temperatures into the mid 70s again.

Saturday looks to be another warm day with highs in the upper 70s to near 80 but as we move into the evening right as the Rio parade will be getting started a cold front is forecast to swing through the region producing a good chance for scattered showers.

Our last front of the week arrives Saturday evening

Hopefully the rain will be a little delay getting to Lafayette and we can get the parade done before the front arrives but make sure you keep it tune to KATC for the latest parade forecast.

In total most of the rain this week will be fairly light so flooding will not be a concern, especially with how dry it has been of late, as most areas will get about 2-4 inches of rain over the next 7-8 days.

These amounts are over 7-8 days so no flooding is expected

The good news is this front looks to finally clear things out for Acadiana with sunny skies returning next Sunday and the following Monday but if you believe the Euro model it does look like temperatures take a nose dive with highs only in the 50s both days with lows possibility getting into the upper 30s.