Acadiana's dreary pattern will continue through Thursday with plenty of clouds and some rain chances through Wednesday, followed by a gloomier and wetter Thursday.
In the near term, expect foggy conditions again overnight into Tuesday morning as warmer/moist air from the Central Gulf gets chilled by the near shore waters in the lower 60s allowing clouds to condense and drop close to the surface.
Temperatures will be milder overnight with readings holding in the mid-60s.
There will be a slight chance of a few showers in the area through Tuesday afternoon, but rain chances should be no higher than 20-30%.
It will be milder in spite of mostly cloudy skies Tuesday with highs reaching the mid-70s...a few brief breaks in the clouds could be possible Tuesday afternoon that could briefly cheer us up...and enjoy those 70 degree-plus temperatures...they wont return for at least a week!
A cool front will cross into the area Tuesday night with scattered shower activity perking-up ahead, along and following the front into Wednesday.
Temperatures will cool into the upper 50s and stay there the majority of the time Wednesday with the risk of scattered showers possible.
A stronger disturbance will arrive in the area by Thursday producing widespread periods of rains and some locally heavier showers...if there are any "wash-outs" this week, it will be Thursday...and they'll be chilly rains at that, with temperatures likely holding in the low to mid 50s.
Rain totals could be in the 1-2" range on Thursday, but no severe weather nor a significant flood threat is anticipated.
(Latest European GFS model rain accumulation products here.)
Fortunately drier air will arrive Friday with mostly sunny skies into Saturday.
It will be quite chilly though later this week with Friday and Saturday morning temperatures dropping into the upper 30s.
After a dry couple of days, look for scattered showers to return Sunday...with perhaps a brief break Monday before the chance of rain returns later on Mardi Gras Day.