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Mostly cloudy, warm rest of week; cool front to bring unsettled weather this weekend

Posted at 5:41 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 23:41:03-04

After an active 24 period with scattered showers and thunderstorms across Acadiana, it should become a little quieter over the next couple of days before a cool front brings cooler temperatures for the weekend and enhanced rain chances along and behind the front.

Latest doppler radar here.

In the near term, scattered showers and thunderstorms will gradually diminish into Tuesday evening with mild temperatures and likely some fog developing after midnight and toward daybreak.

Look for lows overnight to be in the mid-60s.

Wednesday and Thursday are expected to bring morning clouds followed by some intervals of afternoon sun.

A few passing showers will be possible through Thursday with rain chances 20% or less.

Highs Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will likely top out in the lower 80s.

A cool front will approach the Acadiana area late Friday engendering scattered showers and thunderstorms late in the day into Friday night.

Behind the front cloudy and cooler temperatures will prevail, but we will be involved with a moist transport of moisture aloft from the southwest which spells lingering showers Saturday and probably a pretty good chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms into Sunday.

Highs this weekend will be closer to the mid-upper 60s while lows briefly drop into the mid-upper 50s.

Warmer weather and eventually lower rain chances will return next week.

See the KATC 10 Day Forecast for the latest.

Today's almanac: Tuesday brought the biggest one day rainfall in Lafayette in 2 months (January 18 when we had 1.82") with 1.63" and just .05" shy of the daily record set back in 1996!