In spite of mostly cloudy skies persisting across Acadiana, temperatures will gradually inch closer to 80 degrees for the remainder of week, for the weekend, and through much of next week.
Drier air aloft, lack of upper disturbances, and a building upper ridge over the Gulf of Mexico should result in rain chances decreasing to 10% over the next couple of days.
In the near term, look for mild temperatures to hold in the low-mid 60s overnight with a better chance of some sea fog advancing inland from the Gulf by daybreak.
Visibility in spots will likely drop below a quarter mile by daybreak so allow a little extra time to get where you are going in the morning.
After morning fog, mostly cloudy skies are anticipated for our Wednesday, but a few intervals of afternoon sun will likely push our temperatures into the mid-upper 70s.
Little change in the pattern is anticipated Thursday into the weekend with just a subtle increase the chance of a few showers Friday (at 20%) then again on Saturday or Sunday.
Temperatures for the latter part of the week through the weekend and at least through mid-next week will be topping out in the spring-like upper 70s to lower 80s...which is roughly 8-10 degrees above normal.
During the same period above our overnight lows (and humidity) will creep upward with morning temperatures closer to the upper 60s...some 15 degrees+ above normal.
Fortunately no heavy rains nor any severe weather events are in the forecast for Acadiana over the next week, with the storm track and heavier rainfall likely in the nation's heartland just to our north, where persistent, locally heavy rains may ultimately contribute to local river "bumps" in roughly a 2-3 week time-frame.
Acadiana could see a front approaching the region accompanied by a better chance of showers and storms toward the end of next week.
See the 10 Day Forecast for the latest.