Scattered showers tonight, Cool & breezy Sunday

Posted at 4:46 PM, Mar 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-30 23:49:17-04

A slow-moving cold front will slide across Acadiana tonight, producing a broken line of scattered showers and maybe a rumble of thunder.

Timing for the rain in Lafayette looks to be between 9-10 PM.

Here is a look at the latest Doppler radar:


After midnight the front should push out into the Gulf allowing cool and breezy conditions to dive down into Acadiana.

You are definitely going to want the heavier jacket Sunday morning as temperatures will be in the upper 40s but with a steady breeze out of the north at 10-20 mph, it will feel more like the lower 40s.

There also could be a few lingering light showers first thing in the morning, especially along and south of the interstate.

Once the rains ends it will be a gloomy, winter-like day with temperatures about 20° below average for this time of year as highs will struggle to reach the mid 50s under mostly cloudy skies.

Winter makes a chilly return to Acadiana for Sunday


Heading back to school and work on Monday it is not going to feel even colder with lows in the upper 30s to lower 40s. Brr!

Frigid start to the new work week


High clouds will blanket the region Monday creating another cool day with highs in the low to mid 60s.

Monday evening a fast moving shortwave could swing through the Pelican state producing a few isolated showers but I’m not seeing much rain with this system.

High pressure then builds over the region Tuesday and Wednesday creating a couple nice days with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies and warmer temperatures in the upper 60s Tuesday and low to mid 70s Wednesday.

Thursday our next system will move out of Texas and slide across Acadiana producing a round of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Good chance for scattered showers and a few storms Thursday afternoon


This system should scoot out to the east by Friday and we could even have a few peeks of sun Friday afternoon with temperatures in the lower 80s.

Looking ahead to next weekend for the Boudin Festival in Scott the weather looks okay but you might want to take the rain gear as we could have the chance for scattered showers Saturday afternoon/evening out ahead of another low pressure system.

A few hit or miss showers possible Saturday


The models have the cold front then swinging through Acadiana Sunday morning.

Showers and a few storms possible Sunday


The good news is with these systems coming from the west and not the north temperatures stay warm this weekend with highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s.