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Cool again Wednesday then feeling like Spring this weekend

Posted: 3:18 PM, Jan 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-29 23:39:08-05

Once the sun goes down tonight high clouds will filter over Acadiana which should hold lows in the lower 30s.

With temperatures only bottoming out near freezing for a couple hours pipes will be fine tonight but plants will need to be covered as patchy frost is a possibility.

Here is a look at the latest hour-by-hour temperatures.

 

High clouds will linger over Acadiana for most of Wednesday settling up another cool day with highs struggling to reach the lower 50s, with some spots staying in the 40s all day.

Projected highs Wednesday afternoon across Louisiana

But after Wednesday the warm up is on as a southerly flow returns Thursday pushing temperatures into the lower 60s.

Projected highs for Thursday pushing the lower 60s.

Then on Friday highs will be in the upper 60s to near 70 with mostly cloudy skies.

There will be a slim chance(10-20%) that with this warm, southerly flow and a shortwave moving through the Gulf a few isolated showers could move onshore our coastal parishes Thursday evening and Friday morning.

For the weekend the warmer temperatures continue with highs in the low to mid 70s but it will be fairly cloudy with a 20% chance for a few stray showers Saturday while rain chances bump up to 30% for light scattered showers Sunday.

Slight chance for a few stray showers on Saturday
A little better chance for light scattered showers Sunday

The Spring-like pattern sticks with Acadiana into the first half of next week with temperatures in the 70s and a few isolated showers possible each afternoon.

The good news is no day will be a wash out and if it does rain it should be fairly light and only add up to a tenth to maybe a quarter of a inch.

Our best chance for widespread showers will be next Wednesday as the models are forecasting a Gulf low to slide over Louisiana and then drag a cold front across the region into early Thursday morning.

Widespread showers look to return next Wednesday with our next Low pressure system

Behind this front it will get windy again on Thursday but the next shot of cold air does not arrive until Friday morning when lows could drop into the 30s.