Another foggy night/morning with mist/drizzle possible

Posted at 4:34 PM, Mar 10, 2019

The next couple days to start the new work week are going to look and feel very similar to Sunday as a weak stationary front continues to waffle over the region.

That means we will have the slight chance for a few light showers/drizzle this evening as temperatures cool close to the dew points.

Following the misty showers sea fog will develop and move inland up to the I-10 corridor Monday morning lowering visibility to below a half mile in many locations.

A Dense Fog Advisory has already been issued for coastal waters and is likely to get extended for southern portions of Acadiana later on tonight.

Heavy fog likely across the southern half of Acadiana

About lunchtime on Monday the fog/low clouds will begin to mix out and like Sunday we could have a few peeks of dull sunshine during the afternoon warming highs into the mid to upper 70s.

Monday evening we will have another chance for light showers/mist as the stationary front slides back to the south over the region.

Now the front might drop all the way down to the coast late Monday night limiting the fog potential to right along the coast Tuesday morning.

Tuesday the front changes back to a warm front and lifts up to the north setting up a relatively dry day with warm and humid conditions and lots of clouds.

Wednesday will be very breezy with sustained winds between 15-25 mph out of the southwest and gusts as high as 35 mph making travel along I-10 difficult for high profile vehicles and semis .

The reason for the gusty winds is our next strong cold front will be approaching the area.

Similar to the cold front that tracked across the country on Saturday the main energy and forcing will stay to our north as the severe threat looks to be across Texas, northern Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.

Good chance for strong to severe storms to our north while we will just see scattered showers

That said Wednesday evening we could see a few scattered showers slide into the western half of Acadiana but it looks like we will have to wait until Thursday before everyone sees showers when the front finally swings through the area.

Widespread showers likely Thursday as cold front finally slides through Acadiana

The front will push down to the coast by Friday morning but we could still have a few lingering overrunning showers during the first half of the day before times of sunshine returns Friday afternoon.

However, behind this front cooler air will move down into Acadiana as highs will struggle to reach the lower 60s on Friday and overnight lows will fall into the low to mid 40s by Saturday morning.

Saint Patrick’s Day weekend looks dry for Acadiana but we will still have a decent amount of high clouds Saturday before we clear out on Sunday.

But if you are heading out to any parades or events to celebrate the holiday you are going to want the jacket or coat as temperatures will only top out in the upper 50s to lower 60s both day with morning lows in the low to mid 40s.

Cool temperatures expected for Saint Patrick’s Day weekend