Cold & breezy Mardi Gras

Posted at 4:07 PM, Mar 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-03 23:33:02-05

A Winter chill returns to Acadiana just in time for Mardi Gras.

This morning’s cold front has pushed out into the Gulf allowing cooler air to filter down over the region causing temperatures to plummet tonight.

Here is a look at the last hour-by-hour temperatures for this evening.


Those that have to work on Monday make sure you bundle up as lows will dip down into the mid to upper 30s, with wind chills in the lower 30s.

Even during the day it will stay cold and breezy with highs struggling to reach the upper 40s to near 50, although we will have times of sunshine making it feel a little better in the sun.

Cold Lundi Gras as temperatures stay in the 40s most of the day

For the Queen’s parade Monday night it is going to be chilly, so wear layers and bring the hats and gloves.

Cold and breezy for the parades Monday night

Near freezing temperatures with wind chills in the 20s are expected Mardi Gras morning.

Frigid start to Fat Tuesday

As we remain under a northerly flow for Fat Tuesday temperatures will only top out in the lower 50s with feel like temperatures in the 40s all day, so dress accordingly.

Dress in layers for the Mardi Gras parades on Tuesday

Another light freeze/frost in likely Wednesday morning with temperatures in the upper 20s and lower 30s, meaning sensitive vegetation will need to be cover or brought inside.

Things improve slightly Wednesday afternoon as winds die down allowing highs to climb into the mid 50s.

Thursday temperatures get back to near normal in the mid 60s with highs clouds returning as winds flip out of the SSE.

By Friday it will feel like Spring again with highs in the mid 70s.

Our next rain chance looks to be Saturday when a cold front swings through Acadiana producing widespread showers and a few thunderstorms.

Scattered showers and a few storms possible Saturday night with our next cold front

Might have to watch this system closely as there could be the chance for one or two strong to possibility severe storms.