Mostly cloudy and mild conditions will continue for Acadiana into this weekend with eventually a good chance of showers and storms arriving with a cool front into Sunday afternoon.
In the near term, expect mostly cloudy and mild conditions along with some light fog overnight through Saturday morning as temperatures drop and hold in the low to mid 60s.
There will be a slight, 20% chance, of an isolated shower overnight with a few more periods of mist or light sprinkles associated with the light fog possible at any time.
Saturday will be another mostly cloudy and mild day as breezy southeasterly winds kick in ahead of our pending cool front. There will be a slight, 20% chance chance of a quick passing shower through Saturday evening, but most of us will stay dry, although feeling more humid.
Temperatures Saturday will top out in the balmy mid-upper 70s with a few peaks of the sun possible during the afternoon.
Rain chances look to stay low Saturday evening along with breezy, mild and humid conditions likely to persist, but a few more scattered showers could develop closer to daybreak Sunday.
Scattered showers and a few embedded thunderstorms will be a good bet Sunday into the afternoon hours, with drier air and cooler conditions spilling into the area come Sunday evening/night.
At this time, the Storm Prediction Center keeps any significant severe weather threat associated with the storms away from the Acadiana proper.
A marginal risk of severe storms will be mainly north and west of the area Saturday into Saturday night and could redevelop east of the region into Sunday.
Highs early Sunday will be in the low to mid 70s, but should drop into the mid-60s by day's end.
Rainfall totals will be relatively light with the progressive showers and storms Sunday with both the GFS and Euro Models depicting generally 1/2" of less for most areas of Acadiana.
Sunshine and cool temperatures return for Monday with highs closer to normal...in the upper 50s to lower 60s.
New Year's Eve should start out mostly sunny and cool with lows in the upper 30s warming into the upper 50s to lower 60s as clouds increase into the afternoon.
It should be cool and dry for midnight New Year's Eve with temperatures in the seasonably chilly 40s.
The first few days of 2020 will be marred by plenty of clouds and eventually a good chance of rain, and perhaps a few embedded storms beginning late Wednesday/Wednesday night, into Thursday, and especially Thursday night and possibly into early Friday morning too.
A fairly good soaking can be expected for Acadiana mid-late next week but will hold off on any computer estimates until we get closer to that time frame...but an inch or two might be possible.
Drier and seasonably cool weather with a fair but of sunshine should return to Acadiana for the weekend that follows.
Consult the KATC 10 Day Forecast for the latest.