Low pressure is moving away from Acadiana. A surface feature over the Gulf of Mexico will push east, while the upper part of the system will cruise northeast from the ArkLaTex. Somewhat breezy conditions will continue through the day until the trough pushes farther away. Winds at time will gust in the 20-25 mph range. The system will also pull clouds away gradually this afternoon. Expect temperatures to be on the cool side with highs reaching the mid 60s. Normal highs for early March are near 70, while normal lows are around 50.
Overnight skies will be clear. Temperatures will drop to the upper 40s to near 50 degrees, winds will lighten up. Friday, we can expect mostly sunny skies. Winds will be lighter, so even though temperatures will be nearly the same as Thursday, it will feel warmer. By Friday night, skies will remain clear. With the lighter winds, temperatures will be allowed to cool faster. Expect lows by early Saturday to drop into the lower 40s.
Saturday should be pleasant, with partly cloudy skies. Highs will reach the mid 60s. Low pressure will be cranking up to our west as the a ridge of high pressure will anchor itself near the east coast. The pressure gradient will be tightening, so breezes will kick up again by Sunday. Those southerly winds will help boost temperatures back to near 70 degrees. Mild weather with on and off rain chances is forecast for next week, and we may have a day or two flirting with 80 degrees!