Mar 9, 2014 5:30 PM by Rob Perillo
Acadiana's new week will start out rather spring-like with partly skies and warm temperatures topping out in the mid-70s.
A disturbance rolling out of Mexico/Texas will likely bring showers and a few storms to the area late Monday night into Tuesday.
Most of the heavier thunderstorms with this system will be found mainly in the Gulf of Mexico but a few embedded storms can't be ruled out inland, especially the coastal parishes Tuesday.
No severe weather is expected locally but heavier storms offshore will likely create locally higher winds and seas.
Rainfall totals could be fairly respectable across the area Tuesday with 1-2" of rain possible, especially along the coastal parishes.
Temperatures will stay on the mild side Tuesday, but will chill once again Wednesday through Friday...at least under sunny skies!
Look for lows to drop into the upper 30s to lower 40s Thursday and Friday mornings while daytime highs will be in the upper 50s to lower 60s Wednesday through Friday.
Although this is cool for this time of year, it still will feel rather nice especially during the day...and it's a forecast that does not require air conditioning!
Milder weather returns next Saturday with increasing clouds followed by another chance of showers and storms Sunday.