Temperatures across Acadiana will soar to some of the warmest readings we've seen this spring as a west to west-southwest wind takes over ahead of a frontal system that arrives to the area Tuesday evening/night.
In the near term, look for another pleasant evening Monday with a nice southerly breeze holding low temperatures closer to the upper 60s to near 70.
Tuesday will start out like recent days with mostly cloudy skies in the morning yielding to plenty of intervals of sunshine into the afternoon.
And with the aforementioned westerly component in the wind keeping the cooling effects of the Gulf of Mexico out of play, temperatures should top out in most area in the upper 80s...a few 90 degree highs will be possible.
The warmest temperature recorded in Lafayette this year was 88 in early April.
A weak front will put an end to the upper 80s with a few scattered showers possible locally primarily from roughly the early evening (7-9 pm) to about midnight.
Rain chances won't be higher than 30-40% but there could be a few embedded thunderstorms...which could actually contain perhaps some small hail...but no major severe weather worries at this time.
Sunny and pleasant conditions will follow for our Wednesday and Thursday while a stronger front takes shape and may produce a better chance of showers and storms Friday into Friday night.
Behind the front will be a breath of fresh, cool air...
Lingering clouds, breezy and cool conditions are expected Saturday with highs only reaching the low-mid 70s.
Sunshine will return Sunday with temperatures warming into the mid-upper 70s.
Temperatures at night this weekend through early next week will bottom out in the refreshing 50s...and enjoy those 50s as this may be the last time we visit that temperature range until later in the fall.
Interestingly enough, following our cool weather this weekend, temperatures and humidity will be on the upswing by the following mid-week period with a fair bit of tropical moisture that could lead to some tropical showers and of course higher humidity, and feeling more like summer mid-late next week.
See the KATC 10 Day Forecast for the latest.
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