WeatherTodays Forecast


Milder weekend; unsettled and wet next week

Posted at 4:40 PM, Feb 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-07 23:55:49-05

Temperatures won't be as cold overnight into Saturday morning after the frosty/freezing start we saw Friday.

Southwesterly winds for most of the night will hold our temperatures closer to the mid to upper 40s to lower 50s through Saturday morning.

While a weakening frontal boundary arriving toward daybreak Saturday may generate an isolated shower or two early in the day, look for partly sunny skies and seasonable temperatures into our Saturday afternoon.

Highs will likely top out in the mid-60s Saturday.

Winds will turn to the east-southeast Saturday night into Sunday holding our most our our lows in the low to mid 50s while cloud cover begins to increase.

Mostly cloudy, breezy and milder conditions are anticipated for our Sunday with temperatures reaching the low-mid 70s depending on the length of intervals of sunshine that we may see Sunday afternoon.

And enjoy whatever sun we see this weekend as next week looks quite unsettled and on the wet side with a series of fast moving disturbances bring a good chance of showers and thunderstorms to the area Monday.

Chance of showers will continue into Tuesday with another round of showers and storms likely again late Wednesday into early Thursday.

Some locally heavy rains will be possible from time to time especially Monday and Wednesday into Thursday with both the Euro and GFS models indicating a fairly good soaking through the next 10 days cumulatively.

The GFS model has been on the wetter side over the last few runs as compared with the Euro, but today they are in a little more agreement promising heavier rains likely north of the Acadiana area into the northern part of the state and into Mississippi.

This in not particularly good news given the Mississippi River is already high before entering the spring season.

Overall mild temperatures are expected through much of next week with cooler/near normal conditions return briefly toward the end of next week.

After perhaps Friday being the only sunny day next week, look for clouds and the chance of rain to return next weekend.

See the 10 Day Forecast for the latest.