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More Cloudiness-Staying Mild

Rain Chances Increasing This Weekend
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Posted at 3:39 AM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 04:39:01-04

After a gorgeous Wednesday, more cloud cover will stream across the area today. Generally we'll see high, thin cloudiness, so it'll still be a bright day. Temperatures are starting in the 50s for most of Acadiana with afternoon highs expected to reach the mid to upper 70s. Winds are shifting toward the southeast this afternoon, so humidity levels will be climbing, and should become more noticeable late in the day. Overnight, more cloud cover is expected as lows will drop into the lower 60s.

Friday should be mostly cloudy as a front pulls in from the west. The front will be slowing over eastern Texas by Friday night. Temperatures on Friday will be much warmer as we head toward 80 degrees. There may be a few showers, especially toward the west. Rain chances will hold at 20% or less. Friday night, clouds will hang on, with overnight temperatures only getting into the upper 60s.

By Saturday, the front will move into Acadiana, and stall. At the same time, the first in a series of upper level disturbances will roll across the region. This should increase the chances for rain with a few thunderstorms later in the afternoon. Highs Saturday will stay in the 70s due to extra cloud cover and rain. Storms could linger into Saturday night as the front starts retreating toward the north. Rains will taper off into Sunday.

Clouds will stick with us on Sunday, with stray showers possible. Highs will reach the lower 80s. Early next week, clouds will rule, with very warm temperatures. Upper disturbances will continue streaming over the region, keeping the chances for rain in the forecast. Expect highs early next week to climb into the upper 80s with heat index values in the lower 90s!