Cold front moves through, just in time for a warm front to move in

Posted at 7:18 AM, Feb 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-20 09:18:25-05

There’s not really a more frustrating time to be a forecaster in south Louisiana than the late winter/early spring season.

The second half of February has certainly lived up to that billing with temperatures continuing to go up and down and rain moving through on a series of cold fronts followed by warm fronts.

A cold front pushed through Acadiana early Wednesday morning and bringing with it a round of showers and even a few early morning thunderstorms.

Since the rain has passed we will stay mostly dry through the remainder of the day, although clouds will take some time to clear so not much sunshine is expected.

Temperatures started the morning in low 70s but will fall steadily through the morning, eventually settling in the upper 50s and low 60s.

Add to that the fact that there will be a steady breeze through the day and that will make the wind chill a little colder than what the thermometer is reading.

A little clearing in north and west Acadiana could be possible although that cloud cover will fill back in after the sun sets on Wednesday.

This will usher in a warm front that sparks yet another round of showers Thursday morning followed by a steady warming of temperatures.

As mentioned all week it will stay unsettled through the rest of the week and even into the weekend which may not bode well for the Rio Parade.

Stick with KATC through the week as we continue to fine tune the timing and intensity of these various fronts that are lining up.