Yet another in a series of upper level disturbances riding in the sub-tropical jet stream over the Northwest Gulf of Mexico will bring periods of light rain showers to the Acadiana area overnight through early Friday morning.
And while mostly cloudy skies are expected to persist into Saturday, more intervals of sun are anticipated as the weekend wears on.
The impetus of our overnight weather system will be focused mostly in the Gulf of Mexico, yielding highest rain chances along and south of the I-10 corridor in Acadiana with higher rain chances and wetter conditions anticipated toward Southeast Louisiana.
Rain totals locally are expected to be very light with this system, with enough rain to barely wet the ground (usually near .01"), to no more than 1/10th of an inch of rain anticipated closer to the coast and into Saint Mary Parish.
Temperatures overnight will drop into the upper 40s.
Rains should end right around daybreak Friday with pesky lingering cloud cover anticipated into the afternoon.
High temperatures Friday should be near 60.
There could be a few brief intervals of afternoon sun Friday, but clouds might dominate through Friday night and into portions of Saturday until the axis of an upper disturbance clears the area by Saturday night.
This weekend should bring a sun and cloud mix Saturday with seasonably cool temperatures, followed by more extended sunshine and milder temperatures Sunday afternoon.
Lows this weekend will be in the chilly lower 40s while daytime highs will be near the upper 50s to lower 60s Saturday, climbing into the upper 60s to near 70F Sunday.
After a dry weekend, clouds will return Monday ahead of another series of disturbances that will bring several good chances of scattered showers and storms Tuesday into Wednesday.
Temperatures will warm into the mid-70s by Tuesday and may there may be enough atmospheric instability by then to allow for a low end risk of a few severe storms...but there's way too much uncertainty in the pattern at this time to tell as whether there could be any threat.
And after more spring-like temperatures early next week, expect chillier conditions to return later in the week.
If it all works out well, Acadiana may be the the recipient of another nice weekend that follows. And for now...no freezes are expected in our immediate future.
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