WeatherTodays Forecast


A Winter chill returns for Thursday and Friday

Posted at 4:20 PM, Feb 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-12 23:52:48-05

Scattered showers, and maybe a rumble of thunder, will be possible this evening as a cold front slowly drifts off to the east tonight.

Most of the rain will be done by midnight but a stray shower could linger down along the coast(St. Mary Parish) into Thursday morning.

Otherwise it will be a cloudy, cool and breezy day with temperatures hovering in the low to mid 50s on Thursday.

Skies finally begin to clear Thursday night into Friday allowing temperatures to fall into the mid to upper 30s.

Areas of patchy frost will be possible, mainly in rural spots and north of I-10, so you might want to cover sensitive plants to be safe.

Sunshine returns for Valentine's Day but you are going to want a jacket or sweater as highs only top out in the mid 50s.

It will be another chilly morning on Saturday with lows in the mid to upper 30s so just keep the plants covered.

Now Saturday could start off on the sunny side before clouds filter back over the region throughout the day as winds flip out of the south pushing Gulf moisture over Acadiana.

The good news is this southerly flow will help to warm temperatures back into the mid 60s Saturday afternoon.

There is a slight chance for maybe a few light showers Saturday evening but I don't think it will cause too mainly issues for the Rio Parade.

Rain chances due go up after midnight into the first half of Sunday as a shortwave works along the Louisiana coast.

However, Sunday does not look to be a wash out and even with lots of clouds highs could climb into the lower 70s.

Moving into early next week the dreary and mild pattern continues with highs in the mid 70s Monday and Tuesday along with the slight chance for a few scattered showers.

Tuesday might have a little better chance for showers and a couple storms as a weak cool front slides through Acadiana.

Behind this front it does look like we cool off into Wednesday and Thursday with highs in the lower 60s under mostly cloudy skies with a stray shower possible.