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Spring-like temperatures return Sunday

Posted: 5:34 PM, Feb 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-09 23:54:09-05

After a chilly start it turned out to be a nice, winter day with lots of sunshine and temperatures in the mid to upper 50s.

Tonight will be another cool night as lows drop into the mid 40s but thanks to increasing clouds and winds relatively calm it will not feel as cold as last night.

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

 

Sunday morning a warm front will lift out of the Gulf and over Acadiana helping to make it feel like Spring again with highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s.

Projected highs for Sunday afternoon across Louisiana

Behind this front low level moisture will gradually build with dew points pushing the lower 60s by Sunday night which could lead to a few stray showers to pop-up throughout Acadiana.

Monday looks to be a warm and muggy Spring-like day with highs in the mid 70s with the chance for a few hit or miss showers during the afternoon.

Then overnight Monday into early Tuesday morning our next cold front will swing through the region producing a line of showers and maybe a few thunderstorms.

Cold front arrives late Monday night producing the next chance for showers

Most models are only projecting about a quarter to a half inch of rain with this system, so flooding will not be a concern and we could use the rain as it has been really dry the last several weeks.

A look at the projected rainfall amounts for Monday nights showers

The rains should be out of the area before Tuesday’s morning commute although a few roads could still be on the wet side.

The big thing you will notice Tuesday is that it will get cool and breezy again.

It will not be as cold as this past Friday but temperatures on Tuesday will be in the 50s for most of the day with lows Wednesday morning dropping into the upper 30s and lower 40s.

After the cold start Wednesday should be a nice day with mostly sunny skies and near average temperatures in the mid 60s.

For you love bugs Valentine’s Day is looking a little iffy.

Warm and humid air will be sliding back over Acadiana on Thursday which could lead to some scattered showers during the afternoon and evening, according to the GFS.

GFS model shows the chance for some showers in the area for Valentine’s Day

However, the latest European model is holding back on the rain and waiting until after midnight into Friday morning when the actual front moves through to bring showers to Acadiana.

Second cold front looks to arrive Friday morning bringing another round of showers.

Right now I am still going with a 40% chance for scattered showers on Valentine’s Day.

Then for Friday as the front pushes out into the Gulf temperatures will fall again dropping into the 50s with lows Saturday morning dipping into the upper 30s and lower 40s.

Looking ahead to next weekend we should have partly cloudy to partly sunny skies with seasonable temperatures in the lower 60s on Saturday and upper 60s for Sunday.