After a gloomy period going back to Christmas, much of Acadiana got to see sunshine Friday, and there’s plenty more on the way for a good part of the weekend.
In the near term, with clearing skies and diminishing winds, look for chilly temperatures by Saturday morning ranging from the mid-upper 30s in most rural areas to near 40 in Lafayette.
After the chilly start Saturday, wall to wall sunshine, courtesy of high pressure, will warm the area into the mid-60s for the afternoon.
Chilly conditions will return Saturday night into Sunday morning, with lows ranging from the upper 30s to lower 40s along with the possibility of some fog late.
Sunday should bring more sunshine early, but high and some mid-level clouds will move in for the afternoon.
Sunday afternoon temperatures will top out in the mid-upper 60s, dependant on the amount of sunshine we see.
Mild weather is in the cards early next week with daytime highs reaching the lower 70s Monday and Tuesday courtesy of southerly winds.
A weakening frontal boundary may produce a shower or two late Tuesday into Tuesday night and/or early Wednesday, but widespread wet weather is not expected.
It will cool for the mid-week period ahead of the next weather system that could bring us periods of rain again Friday, Friday night, into early Saturday.
But the latest Euro and GFS models have the most of the system focused in the Gulf and based on the upper pattern, the system will not be as robust as the one we experienced yesterday (Thursday).
All in all, the pattern through the next week to 10 days should give us some time to dry out from the recent soggy pattern.