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After the rains, breezy, cooler, sunshine late Thursday

Posted at 5:35 PM, Mar 04, 2020

After several more rounds of early evening showers, and possibly a few thunderstorms, look for breezy and cooler conditions to move into Acadiana into Thursday.

Fortunately for Acadiana, a substantial severe weather threat did not develop across the area Wednesday, although there were some thunderstorms that produced up to nickel-size hail and wind gusts to 45 mph n a few spots.

Any severe weather threats close to home will be moving out of the state during the evening hours.

Locally, in the near term, shower activity will gradually diminish from west to east Wednesday evening with a few light rain showers or sprinkles possible after midnight and before daybreak Thursday.

Gusty northerly winds near 15-25 mph will develop overnight and stay quite breezy into Thursday as low pressure moves to the east and high pressure builds in from the northwest in its wake.

Look for mostly cloudy and cool conditions with temperatures in the low-mid 50s early Thursday, but sunshine should make an appearance from northwest to the southeast during the course of the afternoon.

Highs Thursday will top out in the mid 60s in most locations with midler conditions farther west where sun will have a more extended impact.

Temperatures Thursday night will drop into the upper 40s and rise back into the mid-60s Friday.

Friday into the weekend promises a sun and high cloud mix with seasonably cool temperatures.

Highs Friday will once again be in the mid-60s.

The chilliest night ahead will be Friday night into Saturday morning with lows dropping into the chilly lower 40s.

High temperatures Saturday will be back into the mid 60s, but a return of southeasterly winds Saturday night into Sunday promises milder temperatures into Sunday with highs getting back to more seasonal norms...in the upper 60s to lower 70s.

Next week is looking more and more spring-like with daily highs rising the mid-70s and perhaps pushing near 80 degrees by the end of the week.

The weather pattern overall will stay a little unsettled with at least a chance of scattered showers, perhaps a thunderstorm on any given day next week, but rain chances look to stay near 40% or less throughout the period.

At this point, there does not seem to be any substantial severe weather threats next week...so spring...and tree pollen...here we come!

See the KATC 10 Day Forecast for the latest.