Nov 14, 2013 4:51 PM by Rob Perillo
November weather in Acadiana can be quite variable with large temperature swings over a day or two and the next few days will highlight just that.
After an arctic airmass brought freezing/frosty conditions to portions of Acadiana through Thursday morning, temperatures will return to the 70s Friday and continue into the weekend.
Plenty of high and mid-level clouds plus a slow return flow from the Gulf of Mexico will keep temperatures closer to the lower 50s for lows through Friday morning.
Partly to mostly cloudy skies will dominate Friday through Sunday as temperatures warm into the mid-70s Friday and upper 70s this weekend.
There will be a slight chance of a passing, mainly isolated shower through Saturday with a much better chance of showers/storms with a disturbance lurking offshore through Friday and then advancing northeastward toward the Southeast U.S.
Another cold front will approach the area Sunday engendering a better chance of scattered showers and a few storms. Best dynamics with this front will stay well north of Acadiana/Louisiana with the risk of severe weather developing in the Mid-Mississippi Valley into the Ohio Valley Saturday into Sunday.
Best rain chances for Acadiana will develop Sunday late afternoon into Sunday night with drier cooler air spilling back into the region for early next week.
Computer forecast models have been trending not as cold with the next front with lows closer to the upper 30s to lower 40s for mid-next week.
Milder conditions with a good chance of soaking showers and storms may develop toward the end of next week into the following weekend.