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Chilly/frosty start to a milder weekend

Posted: 4:58 PM, Feb 14, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-14 19:35:15-05
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Protect the plants and pets Friday night as Acadiana will have another chance of a frost by Saturday morning.

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The most likely chances for frost will be along and north of the Highway 190 corridor in the northern Acadiana parishes where temperatures will be in the low to mid 30s by daybreak.

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Farther south, even with temperatures in the mid-30s there will be the chance of frost, especially in more rural areas, with the exception being right along the coast and across the coastal marshes.

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After the chilly start to our Saturday, mostly sunny skies will warm the area into the mid-60s, but the sun will fade and give way to some high clouds by days end.

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Showers will return to the area moving into Saturday night, most likely after midnight, with rain chances increasing to 70%.

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Scattered rain showers (a 60% chance) are expected Sunday, primarily early in the day, but don't cancel any plans for the day is it shouldn't be a washout for most.

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Temperatures Saturday night into Sunday morning will be much milder...in the mid-upper 50s, while readings Sunday will top out in the upper 60s to lower 70s possible in a few spots.

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Warmer and more humid conditions will develop into early next week ahead of our next cold front that arrives by Tuesday night.

A few showers with temperatures topping out in the mid 70s are expected Monday while afternoon readings Tuesday will push the upper 70s before a better chance of showers, and perhaps a few storms arrive late Tuesday, and especially into Tuesday night.

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There could be a very low end risk of some severe weather nearby with the front Tuesday, but that remains quite "iffy" at this point.

No flood threats are anticipated either.

The weather pattern will chill again Wednesday into Thursday with highs in the 50s Wednesday and probably not making it out of the 40s Thursday.

With the sub-tropical jet stream nearly overhead it will remain gray and cloudy through mid-week with the chance of some showers Wednesday and a better chance of chilly rains Thursday.

With any luck, drier conditions will begin to move into the area Friday and mostly sunny conditions and seasonable temperatures return for next weekend.

In the extended outlook, while it should be milder and looking relatively dry for Lundi Gras, it could get stormy for Mardi Gras...but that's 11 days away from this posting so a lot can change between now and then.

Until then, consult the KATC 10 Day Forecast for the latest and have a great weekend!