Near summer-time temperatures and humidity will be knocking on Acadiana's door Wednesday, and perhaps Thursday too, ahead of a weak front that will arrive Thursday night.
Rain chances are expected to stay low (near 10%) Wednesday but should increase later Thursday afternoon into the overnight hours with mostly showers and a few embedded thunderstorms.
Temperatures will hold in the lower 70s overnight through Wednesday morning...and don't forget to see the full "pink" super moon ducking in and out of the clouds.
The moon's "pink" name for April refers to the bloom of ground "phlox", a pink flower common in North America...not the color that the moon will be.
After plenty of clouds Wednesday morning, we should see more intervals of sunshine with a sun and cloud mix for the afternoon accompanied by breezy southwest winds near 8-14 mph.
Temperatures Wednesday and Thursday will top out near 85-88 degrees with heat indices reaching 90-92!
Much the same is anticipated for Thursday through mid-afternoon with the exception of the chance of showers and storms developing late in the day into the evening.
Cooler temperatures (by some 10-15 degrees or more) are expected Friday with partly to mostly cloudy skies accompanied by some intervals of afternoon sun, and temperatures topping out in the upper 60s to lower 70s.
The weekend forecast remains intriguing and yet a low confidence one...but for now, it appears there will be a good chance of showers and storms developing Saturday afternoon/evening as a warm front moves northward through the area.
A few strong storms cannot be discounted Saturday into Saturday night.
An area of low pressure will advance west to east through the state into Sunday keeping elevated chances of showers and storms. Some storms Saturday night into early Sunday could be rather intense and produce some locally heavy rainfall of a couple of inches...models have yet to come close resolving rainfall amounts at this time.
Some heavier rains and perhaps the threat of some localized flooding might be possible for some portions of our state into Mississippi but it's too early to call for more specific rains in Acadiana...but we'll take what we can get due to the recent dry spell across the area.
In addition, it continues to appear that there could be some sort of low end severe weather threat (although not yet identified by the Storm Prediction Center) for somewhere in the state, as early as Saturday but more likely for Saturday night into early Sunday.
The Euro Model timing has remained consistent on the ending for storms, around midday Sunday, with partly sunny skies hopefully returning for Easter Sunday afternoon.
Next week is shaping up to be a stellar one weather-wise with mostly sunny and warm conditions Monday followed by a cool late Monday followed by an extended period with a Canadian Ridge of high pressure dominating much of the week.
Following Monday it looks like our daytime highs will be kept in the 70s while night-time lows drop into the crisp 50s!
See the KATC 10 Day Forecast for the latest!