Temperatures will start in the mid to upper 30s for much of the region, with 40s in the coastal areas. Many will wake up to frosty conditions as winds have calmed during the overnight period. High pressure is in control, although a couple of disturbances will roll across the northern Gulf of Mexico today bringing more cloudiness and a chance for a few showers along the coast. Most of the rainfall, if it does develop, will move across southeastern Acadiana. Better coverage of rainfall will be from New Orleans, eastward toward Florida. Temperatures will climb back into the lower 60s, which is closer to normal for this time of year.
This string of disturbances will continue overnight into Friday, so some cloudiness will remain with isolated showers along the coast. Saturday should be back to mostly sunny with highs near 70 degrees. Another stronger system will be developing to our west toward the end of the weekend, so some cloudiness will return Sunday with highs in the mid 70s. The next front will arrive on Monday bringing a good chance for rain and possibly some thunderstorms before colder weather returns next week.