Sunshine Returns

Staying Cool This Weekend
Posted at 3:50 AM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-21 07:10:13-05

Cold high pressure will continue to build in today. This will allow the clouds to erode, and sunshine to prevail. Even with a full day of sunshine, temperatures are going to struggle into the upper 40s to near 50 degrees.

We're live at St. Martinville Primary for this morning's Bus Stop Weather. Watch this morning below:

Winds will continue out of the north at 15-20 mph, so wind chill values will be in the 30s to near 40 degrees. It'll look pretty, but it will definitely feel like winter.

Over the weekend, we should continue to see a decent amount of sunshine Saturday, but clouds will return by Sunday. We'll start Saturday somewhat frosty, with temperatures near freezing along I-10. Below freezing over northern Acadiana, and lower 30s are expected closer to the coast. Temperatures will climb into the mid 50s Saturday afternoon. With lighter winds, it will feel much warmer. Bonaparte's parade should be fine, but bundle up! By Sunday, temperatures will moderate to near normal. Afternoon highs will climb into the mid 60s.

As we head into the Lundi Gras and Mardi Gras period, the weather forecast isn't as cooperative. A storm system will track across the middle part of the country. This will drag a cold front through the area late Monday. Temperatures will be fairly mild to start the week with Monday's highs reaching the lower 70s. Rain chances are high for Monday, but as of now it appears to be around midday. Hopefully this forecast will hold to allow the Queen's Parade to roll Monday night.

The front will pass by Mardi Gras. Although clouds and perhaps a few lingering showers will be around, any rain will be light and widely scattered. Temperatures will climb into the mid 60s for highs.