One more nice day/Showers possible Monday

Posted at 5:23 PM, Mar 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-23 23:51:14-04

Another beautiful Saturday evening for Acadiana as temperatures slowly cool into the 60s before dropping into the low to mid 50s by Sunday morning.

The issue tonight will be areas of patchy to dense fog developing after midnight and thickening towards daybreak with visibility falling to below a mile first thing Sunday morning.

Here is the latest look at tonight’s fog potential.


Once the fog mixes out Sunday will be another nice day with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid to upper 70s.

Another afternoon with seasonal temperatures on Sunday

Fog along the coast could be an issue again Monday morning, mainly south of the interstate.

The bigger story Monday will be a cold front swinging through Acadiana which could be the focal point for scattered showers and a few thunderstorms to develop during the day, especially later in the afternoon and into the evening.

A few scattered showers/storms possible Monday

Tuesday the front will push out into the Gulf and with a northerly breeze picking up cooler air will filter down into Acadiana as highs will only top out in the upper 60s to lower 70s even though we will have a full day of sunshine.

Wednesday morning lows will be the coolest this week bottoming out in the mid 40s but with a full day of sunshine highs will rebound back into the low to mid 70s Wednesday afternoon.

The warming trend continues Thursday with highs in the mid to upper 70s but we will also start to have some high to mid level clouds streaking over the region.

Friday we introduce the slight chance for a few stray showers to the forecast, especially for northern Acadiana as a cold front tries to work down into the region.

Looking ahead to next weekend there are still some uncertainties in the forecast as the long range models are not on the same page but I will lean towards the European model.

Thus, I believe Saturday will be a warm and humid day with a few passing showers possible as our next system inches closer to Acadiana.

A couple showers possible Saturday afternoon

Then on Sunday a low pressure system will sweep across the pelican state producing widespread showers and a few thunderstorms.

Rain chances increasing Sunday afternoon

Temperatures will also start to fall in the quake in the low pressure system with lows the following Monday morning dropping into the mid to upper 40s.

That said if you have plans next Sunday I would check back with KATC weather early this week before cancelling any outdoor plans as by then we should have a better idea what exactly to expect next weekend.