WeatherTodays Forecast


Winter-like temperatures return; milder weekend

Posted at 3:58 PM, Feb 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-25 23:32:52-05

A strong cool front will usher another shot of winter-like temperatures to Acadiana with temperatures at night falling into the low-mid 30s for Thursday and Friday mornings.

In the near term, look for clouds to increase overnight with a few sprinkles or light showers possible (near 30%) as the front pushes across the area.

And after some lingering clouds early Wednesday, windy, cool conditions accompanied by a return of a sun and cloud mix is anticipated into the afternoon.

Temperatures will drop into the upper 40s by morning and only rise into the mid-50s for the afternoon.

In addition, gusty northwest winds up to 20-30 mph will add a bite to the cooler temperatures.

Temperatures Wednesday night into Thursday morning will drop into the low-mid 30s with the possibility of a light freeze in the northern Acadiana parishes.

So it will be that time again to protect the plants and make sure the pets have a warm place to stay...for a couple of nights.

Temperatures will stay in the low-mid 50s Thursday in spite of full sunshine anticipated.

It will be another cold one Thursday night into Friday morning with readings again dropping into the low-mid 30s...and with lighter winds, frost will be a possibility for many areas Friday morning.

More sunshine Friday will start to warm our temperatures back into the low-mid 60s for the afternoon.

Even milder conditions are expected for this weekend with highs in the upper 60s to near 70 Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday will be mostly sunny, but high clouds and winds will begin to pick up Sunday ahead of Acadiana's next weather-maker going into early next week.

Gusty southerly winds under mostly cloudy skies accompanied by daytime temperatures pushing into the mid 70s can be expected for Monday and Tuesday, with an increasing risk of showers and storms developing late Tuesday into Tuesday night.

While still a week away, there could be a severe storm threat as wind dynamics look to be impressive...the Euro Model is pointing to a low level jet at 5,000 feet exceeding 70 mph Tuesday evening which is a starting point...but for now, there is too much uncertainty on how it will play out.

And per the Euro, it looks to stay rather spring-like and unsettled with the chance of spring showers and storms for the latter part of next week.

Consult the KATC 10 Day Forecast for the latest.