It may not have felt like it, but today kicked off a warming trend in Lafayette that’s expected to last into the beginning of next week. By the end of this period of warming, temperatures will be soaring nearly 20° above their average heights!
A particularly stubborn core of high pressure currently camped out over Texarkana will continue to maintain our southerly wind flow for nearly the next week straight! Those southerly winds paired with an ample amount of sunshine in the meantime will gradually drive temperatures to their highest point in eleven days!
Eventually moisture from the Gulf will make its way northward ahead of an inbound low pressure system; scattered rainfall may reach Lafayette as early as Saturday evening. Our primary weather-maker however, will be that very same low. After reaching 50° on Monday, one can expect sustained rainfall, falling temperatures and even snow chances late that night.
Enjoy the warmer weather while it lasts.