The weather in Acadiana will feel more like mid-May rather than early April over the next few days with temperatures pushing well into the mid- to perhaps upper 80s through mid-week despite plenty of clouds in the region.
In the near term, as warmer and more humid air, thanks to a huge ridge of high pressure in the Southern Gulf of Mexico, works its way into the area, expect a few spotty showers and much milder conditions Monday evening through Tuesday morning...lows will get to and stay in the lower 70s overnight and for each morning through Thursday.
The forecast for Monday evening into Tuesday will include a slight chance (20%) of a few passing showers, with temperatures Tuesday afternoon pushing the mid-80s.
Heat indices, yes heat index values/feels like temperatures, will get into the upper 80s Tuesday thanks to the increased humidity as well.
The atmosphere is looking drier aloft Wednesday which means morning clouds should burn off to afternoon sun.
Temperatures Wednesday will be getting into the mid-upper 80s with heat indices creeping over 90 in spots...way too soon!
The weather for the latter part of the week and the weekend remains unsettled with a front approaching late Thursday generating scattered showers and a few storms possible into Thursday night.
Friday will probably remain mostly cloudy and slightly cooler along with the chance of just a few showers
This weekend looks the most unsettled with a pretty good chance of scattered showers and storms Saturday, especially Saturday night and into early Easter Sunday.
And while it remains quite unclear, there could be dynamics in place for some sort of severe weather threat or threats for portions of Louisiana this weekend, but we'll have to get closer to the weekend before we can make any call.
A couple of inches of accumulated rainfall though could be possible this weekend...and we do need the rain.
Per the Euro Model, the longer range forecast could bring a fairly robust front through the region by next Tuesday, yielding and earlier spring chill to follow, but we'll have to wait and see on that for sure.
Nonetheless, check out the KATC 10 Day Forecast for the latest.