Mostly cloudy and and above normal temperatures will likely continue for Acadiana through Saturday morning before a return of "January-like" conditions arrive for the latter part of the weekend into early next week.
In the near term, it will be another foggy and mild night for the area with temperatures hovering in the mid-60s for overnight/morning lows...the normal should be near 43F.
A Dense Fog Advisory was in effect for portions of Acadiana including the I-10 Parishes southward through 10am Thursday.
The earliest onset onset of fog, the latest burn-off and lowest visibility will be along will be the coastal areas and near bodies of water.
After the morning fog, Thursday promises another mostly cloudy and mild day, but a weak frontal boundary will drop southward into the afternoon possibly igniting some scattered showers and perhaps an isolated thundershower toward Southwest Louisiana.
Rain chance Thursday should be in the 30% range.
Look for slightly cooler, but still above normal temperatures Thursday night into Friday with lows dropping into the mid-50s but highs returning to the upper 60s to possibly lower 70s Friday afternoon.
Rain chances Friday should be lower with drier air aloft...in the 10% range.
A more significant change is on the way Saturday with a moderately strong cool front arriving accompanied by a pretty good chance of scattered showers and a few thunderstorms.
No severe weather is expected with Saturday's front.
Temperatures will turn sharply cooler Saturday night with readings dropping into 40s (from the low-mid 70s earlier in the day) by Sunday morning.
Look for highs closer to the low to mid 50s early to mid next week with lows dropping into the 30s...the coldest readings of the week should arrive by Tuesday morning with a light freeze possible for most of the area.
See the 10 Day Forecast for the latest.
The chilly temperatures will stay with us through mid-next week, with the next weather-maker for Acadiana arriving by next Thursday.
Although early in the game, next Thursday's weather system could have a severe weather threat accompanying it...time will tell.