Mostly cloudy and warm conditions will finish out the week for Acadiana, but a frontal system will arrive to the area late Friday bringing the chance of showers and a few thunderstorms Friday evening, with cooler conditions and continued rain chances likely this weekend.
In the near term, it will be a breezy and mild night ahead for the area with lows Thursday morning in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees.
Breezy southeast to south winds should keep any thick fog at bay, but those winds may die down closer to daybreak, so at worst we are forecasting just some light fog at this point...but if any fog develops, it will be very close to sunrise.
Thursday will be another mostly cloudy, breezy and warm day with few intervals of sunshine possible from late morning into the afternoon.
High temperatures Thursday will be in the lower 80s fo most areas in Acadiana.
There may be a few pop-up showers across the area with rain chances near 20% or less.
Friday will be similar to Thursday through mid-afternoon, but a cool front arriving Friday night will likely bring a 60% chance of showers and some thunderstorms into Friday night.
This weekend is expected to remain cloudy and be a little cooler through Saturday night.
A southwesterly flow aloft may also generate some showers late Saturday with a stronger disturbance rolling through Saturday night into Sunday which should translate to a good chance of showers and storms, especially earlier in the day, Sunday.
Rainfall totals from Friday through Monday look to be in the one inch range give or take 1/2 inch, but higher amounts will be likely be found toward Western, Central and Northern portions of Louisiana.
After perhaps a few more showers, possibly a thunderstorm early Monday, Acadiana will resume a relatively sedate and warmer spring pattern for much of next week with daily highs climbing into the mid-80s for mid-late next week.
While spring is just beginning, later next week it may seem more like that summer won't be too far away!
See the KATC 10 Day Forecast for the latest.