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Weather pattern this week "March-ing" into May

Posted at 4:52 PM, Mar 22, 2020
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Thanks to an expanding upper ridge of high pressure in the Gulf of Mexico, Acadiana's weather pattern will "march" right into a pattern more typical of mid-May.

Southerly winds have return to the area warming most spots into the upper 70s Sunday afternoon, with overnight lows expected to hold closer to the mid-upper 60s.

Look for clouds and some patchy fog to develop toward daybreak, but currently there are no indicators that the fog will be too thick or extensive, but visibility in spots could drop temporarily to 1/4-1/2 mile around daybreak Monday.

And after a round of morning clouds Monday, look for intervals of sunshine in the afternoon to push our high temperatures back into the lower 80s.

Rain chances Monday and much of the rest of the upcoming week should drop to 10% or less.

Tuesday we'll likely see a repeat of morning clouds giving way to even more afternoon sun with highs pushing the mid-80s, except it will be cooler closest to the coast...and that applies for the rest of the week thanks to cooler shelf water temperatures offshore.

Wednesday through Friday will really feel like the month of May with fair to partly cloudy skies accompanied by temperatures rising well into the mid- to even upper 80s.

It may even be possible to see a few areas well inland (from northern portions of Acadiana into Central Louisiana) approaching 90 Friday afternoon!

Per the Euro model, a cool front is expected to push through the area sometime Saturday allowing for the chance of a few scattered showers and storms, followed by slightly cooler temperatures...but closer to normal for this time of year, Sunday.

We could see a better chance of scattered showers/storms early the following week as per usual, the front backs up on us with warmer conditions returning again.

See the KATC 10 Day Forecast for the latest.