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Scattered showers/storms likely Sunday

Posted: 5:17 PM, Mar 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-03 00:02:25-05

This evening should remain dry and mild with temperatures holding in the mid to upper 60s for the Bonaparte parade.

Forecast looks great for Saturday night parades

Towards midnight the stationary front out over the Gulf will turn back into a warm front and lift back across the region.

As this happens marine fog will slide up over Acadiana as well dropping visibility to below a half mile in many locations Sunday morning.

Heavy sea fog will move over Acadiana Sunday morning

The fog and low clouds will linger for much of the morning like it did on Saturday before a cold front slowly works its way through Acadiana during the afternoon.

Ahead and along the front scattered showers and a few storms will develop from about 12pm until 6pm.

Scattered showers and storms to fire up Sunday afternoon

We will have to watch any storms that do fire up on Sunday as the ingredients are there for one of two storms to be on the strong to severe side as the Storm Prediction Center has most of Acadiana under a marginal risk(5%) for severe weather with damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph as the main threat but a brief spin-up tornado can not be ruled out.

Acadiana is under a low end threat for severe weather Sunday afternoon

That said Sunday will not be a wash out and hopefully all the Mardi Gras events going on can dodge the storms and go on without too many issues.

Sunday evening once the front pushes out into the Gulf cooler and breezy conditions will slide down over the region with lows Monday morning falling into the mid to upper 30s.

Temperatures dipping down into the 30s Monday morning

We stay on the cold, wintry side for Lundi Gras with highs in the upper 40s to near 50 with wind chills in the lower 40s under partly sunny skies.

Bundle up for Mardi Gras as morning temperatures will start out near the freezing mark and we will only top out in the lower 50s with fee like temperatures in the 40s all day.

Although it will be cold for Mardi Gras we should have a fair amount of sunshine to maybe make it feel a little better during the afternoon.

For the second half of the week the Arctic high swings off to the east helping temperatures to warm back up with highs in the mid 60s Thursday and we could even reach the mid 70s Friday afternoon.

With the warmer air comes the return of clouds and slight rain chances Friday afternoon.

Our next strong cold front looks to arrive Saturday afternoon and could produce the chance for a few strong to severe storms as we are moving into the spring severe weather season.

Another round of widespread showers/storms possible next weekend