After a frosty start, expect a mild finish Wednesday.
Temperatures will start out in the low-mid 30s area-wide (you'll need to cover the plants) but should moderate nicely under full sunshine into the low-mid 60s for our Wednesday afternoon.
It will become even milder Thursday as breezy/gusty southerly winds kick in ahead of our next frontal system that looks to arrive by Friday morning.
Temperatures Thursday will top out in the lower 70s.
Expect scattered showers Thursday night through around daybreak Friday as our next front barrels through the area.
Shower activity should be scattered and well below severe levels as we are not expecting any thunderstorms at this time.
That front may eventually stall near the coast while an upper level disturbance rides through the area Saturday leaving us with some additional rain chances.
Sunday should be drier.
Temperatures Friday will likely drop back down into the 50s, and stay near "normal" for this weekend.
Models agree that it should be seasonally cool and dry early next week but then they diverge as an arctic air makes a run for a good chunk of the Eastern U.S..
It remains to be seen if we'll see just a glancing blow, or eventually a true surge of colder air here, but with an arctic front in the vicinity, it will likely lead to a cloudy, unsettled and occasionally a wet pattern mid-late next week.
For now, there aren't any significant days below freezing in our 10 Day Forecast, but climatology and the extended weather outlook tell us we'll still have roughly another few days thereafter for some of the truly cold weather to head our way if the pattern would support it.
However, usually after the 3rd week of February you can pretty much count out winter weather and temperatures for Acadiana other than a sporadic frosty morning or two possible into early March.
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