In what seems to have been the prevailing weather pattern for Acadiana this January, another round of showers is in the forecast overnight with clouds remaining for our Wednesday.
Our weather pattern this month has been quite progressive with frequent systems traveling in the sub-tropical jet stream conspiring to produce regular rains and slightly cooler than normal temperatures during the day, accompanied temperatures a little above normal at night...typical for a cloudy winter pattern here.
Another disturbance in the sub-tropical jet will spawn a weak low pressure system that will traverse southern Louisiana overnight bring scattered showers with a few rumbles of thunder possible, especially near the coastal areas.
The rains should taper well before daybreak with rain totals likely ranging between 1/4 to 3/4 of an inch...but like nearly every weather system this month, rainfall totals could be slightly more in spots than our computer model guidance suggests, but there should be no flooding nor any severe weather threat.
Clouds and seasonably cool temperatures will linger for our Wednesday with temperatures holding in the upper 50s.
Moving into Thursday, although we may get to see a few intervals of sun, especially earlier in the day, it appears that yet another weather system will present a chance of rain to the area by Thursday night ending Friday morning.
The weekend still looks pretty decent with partly sunny skies dulled by a fair bit of high cloudiness...but at least it will be dry!
Look for highs Saturday in the lower 60s rising into the upper 60s to near 70 Sunday.
The progressive pattern will resume next week with rain chances likely again late Monday into Tuesday and then again the following Thursday into Friday.
Temperature early next week will likely be in the mild low to mid 70s but should chill significantly toward the end of the week.
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