Acadiana's week will end on a warm note Friday with the chance of a few passing showers as a very weak area of low pressure and a cool front cross the region through the afternoon.
After a morning start with the possibility of patchy fog and mild temperatures in the upper 50s to lower 60s, look for mostly cloudy skies with no more than a 20-30% chance of a few passing showers just about at any time during the day.
There will be occasional breaks in the clouds Friday allowing for a few intervals of sun that will allow temperatures to top out near the balmy 80 degree mark!
Winds will shift from the southwest to the northwest during the afternoon, eventually filtering cooler temperatures back into the area for our Saturday.
Lows Friday night into Saturday morning will drop into the low to mid 50s.
Plenty of lingering clouds are expected Saturday with temperatures struggling to reach the lower 60s...some 5 degrees below normal.
After a slightly cooler Saturday night, with lows near 50, look for a little more sunshine and winds returning out of the south to allow for temperatures to rebound near 70 Sunday afternoon.
Next week continues to look "unsettled" with near zero model agreement beyond Tuesday.
We do know that it will warm again close to 80 Monday with the chance of some scattered showers, and it looks like there will be a pretty good chance of showers and storms moving into Tuesday with a frontal system.
And while the GFS model clears us out for Wednesday, the Euro Model brings another disturbance into the area bring an even better chance of soaking (and chilly) rains on Wednesday and perhaps into Wednesday night.
And if the Euro is right, we may several inches of rain accumulating between Monday and Wednesday.
Our KATC 10 Day Forecast is currently based primarily on the Euro Model, but it should also be noted that some pretty cold air will be infiltrating the Northern U.S. next week and it remains to be seen if that cold/dense air will make it to the Gulf Coast...for now it's a "no"...but that could change!