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Overnight showers; cooler mid-week

Posted at 5:22 PM, Mar 30, 2020

Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms are in the forecast for Acadiana overnight Monday ending early Tuesday as a cool front sweeps across the region.

A surface low pressure system will advance out of Eastern Texas and traverse the northern part of the state overnight and head into Mississippi and points eastward into Tuesday.

Best chance of thunderstorms, and perhaps a marginal risk of an isolated severe storm, should be confined to the northern part of the state overnight.

Locally in Acadiana, expect mostly shower activity, but a few thunderstorms would not be out of the question.

Otherwise, it will remain breezy, warm and humid with temperatures holding in the lower 70s through Tuesday morning.

Rain chances are near 60-70% for Acadiana overnight, dropping to 30% for early Tuesday.

Some partial clearing , breezy and pleasant conditions are anticipated for the area by Tuesday afternoon with temperatures still topping out in the upper 70s to near 80 before cooler air begins to spill into the region.

Temperatures will plummet into the lower 50s for Wednesday morning with a few readings pushing the upper 40s across northern portions of Acadiana...the coolest temperatures we have seen since March 8th!

Look for sunny and pleasant conditions to follow Wednesday afternoon with highs closer to the low-mid 70s.

Warmer temperatures and increased cloud cover will trend for the latter part of the week and into the weekend with the chance of scattered showers and perhaps a few storms primarily Saturday.

Beyond the weekend temperatures look to soar into the mid- to possibly the upper 80s into next week...see the KATC 10 Day Forecast for the latest.

Climate Notes: Given the forecast temperatures for tomorrow and after plugging in some scenario numbers, it appears that March of 2020 will at least tie 1907 and 1921 (within 1/100th of a degree) as the hottest March on record going back to 1893...with a mean temperature (highs+lows divided by 2) of 70.0F...expect the official numbers later this week.