Sunny skies will return to Acadiana this weekend with near normal temperatures for January through Sunday morning, with a milder Sunday afternoon.
In the near term, look for lingering clouds, and perhaps one of two isolated showers up until midnight (20%), before cooler and drier conditions spill into the area.
Winds will turn northwesterly and get breezy through Saturday morning.
Temperatures in the morning should drop into the mid-upper 40s.
Cloud cover will gradually erode across the area from the west to east during the overnight hours with any leftover clouds burning off first thing in the morning.
Saturday will be a mostly sunny, breezy and cool day with temperatures topping out in the lower 60s...but the breeze will make it feel a little cooler than that.
With high pressure moving in overhead Saturday night temperatures will likely chill down to near 40 in most areas, with some readings likely reaching the mid-30s, along with the outside chance of some patchy frost across the northern-most portions of Acadiana (Allen, Evangeline, St Landry and Avoyelles Parishes) come Sunday morning.
More wall to wall sunshine is anticipated for our Sunday with temperatures warming into the mid-upper 60s, possibly 70, for the afternoon.
A relatively benign pattern is anticipated through mid-next week with a quick moisture-starved front pushing through Monday night into Tuesday morning.
We could see our chilliest readings of the week dropping into the mid-30s following the front Wednesday morning.
Acadiana's next weather-maker with soaking rains and perhaps a severe weather threat will develop for Friday and/or Saturday with models, as they so often do more than a week out, are disagreeing on the timing...but they are agreeing on a fairly energetic system at some point.
See the KATC 10 Day Forecast for the latest.
More on the recent rainfall: While most of us generally saw an inch or so of rain across Acadiana....most of that coming Thursday night into Friday morning, there were indeed some very hot spots across northwestern portions of the area.
Upwards of 4-7" of rain fell primarily from Cameron through Jeff Davis, into Evangeline and Avoyelles parishes where localized street and yard flooding occurred, but fortunately we had no reports of water in homes and/or businesses.