Fine finish to week; some clouds this weekend

Posted at 5:24 PM, Mar 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-21 23:42:49-04

Acadiana will finish the week in fine spring fashion with wall to wall sunshine and seasonably mild temperatures.

After another cool start in the mid-upper 40s across the region, look for temperatures to rise into the mid-70s Friday afternoon.

Light NE/E or variable winds near 2-5 mph Friday will make it feel a touch warmer.

Changes are on the way for the weekend as high pressure slides to our east while weak low pressure advances into Texas.

This in turn will allow for southeasterly winds and a general increase in cloudiness through the entire weekend.

Expect a cloud and sun mix Saturday with temperatures topping out in the mid-70s while rain chances stay quite low, near 5% or less.

The clouds should thicken more so Sunday, with just a slight chance (10%) of an isolated light shower, mainly closer toward Central and Western Louisiana rather than in Acadiana.

By Monday a weak frontal boundary is expected to swing through the area that should produce a 40% chance of scattered showers and perhaps a few thunderstorms.

Long Range European Model:


There could be a few strong storms in the mix Monday, but the model trends have been toward a weaker dynamical pattern lending less credence to any severe weather threat…and rainfall totals, if you receive any rain, should be quite light, 1/4″ or less.

More nice spring weather is anticipated mid-next week behind the front Tuesday through Thursday with clouds likely on the increase and perhaps a better chance of showers and thunderstorms shaping up for the weekend that follows.