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Feeling like the month of May

Posted at 5:45 PM, Mar 24, 2020

Acadiana's weather pattern will continue to feel more "May-like" rather than March for the rest of the week and into Saturday.

In addition, after some morning clouds, much more afternoon sun is anticipated from the late morning into the afternoons which will push our high temperatures into the mid-80s for the rest of the week.

Change will come late Saturday in the form of a relatively weak cool front that should generate some scattered showers and a few storms by late in the day into the evening hours. No severe storms are expected.

If all works out well we'll get a nice and slightly cooler Sunday with partly sunny skies.

Moving into next week a return flow from the Gulf of Mexico will bring clouds and the chance of some showers to the area Monday, with today's Euro Model indicating the possibility of some strong storms and perhaps localized heavy rainfall with a low pressure system around Tuesday.

Next Tuesday's system...or whenever it arrives should it develop, might bring some sort of a severe weather threat with it as well.

Following that system, it looks fair and cooler with perhaps a day or two of near or below normal temperatures mid-late next week.

See the KATC 10 Day Forecast for the latest.

Local Climate Notes: Thanks to our very warm weather over the last weather of late (actually most of the month), the Gulf of Mexico sea surface temperature anomaly map shows much warmer than normal temperatures and as much as 3-5 degrees C (5-9 degrees F) along the coast, which is a direct reflection of the shallowness of our water near the coast, and how that shallow water warms the quickest.