The good news is Mother Nature will not be sending any Arctic blasts our way anytime soon. Actually we are probably now past the point of freezing as far as winter temperatures are concerned. So cold won't be a problem for any outdoor activities today and it doesn't look like rain will be in the way tomorrow either.

Here is how the current forecast is shaping up for Acadiana today. Mostly cloudy skies will predominate the daylight hours. There will be enough sunshine leaking through the clouds to bring temperatures into the lower 70's. That means parade goers in Youngsville, Lafayette, Lake Fausse Point, and elsewhere in Acadiana should not have any need for an umbrella. The weather should be quite nice for baseball too as the Ragin' Cajuns continue their series with Alabama.

The outlook for Sunday is all about timing and right now the timing appears to be in our favor. Most of the forecast models show an approaching frontal system moving into Acadiana by late Sunday evening. That means the better chances for rain and thunderstorms associated with this system will be after midnight on Sunday and into the early hours of Monday morning.

The current Mardi Gras forecast is calling for mostly cloudy skies with a slight chance of showers. Temperatures will be considerably cooler so plan on carrying your jacket.  All in all it looks like we're going to get some rain but if we're lucky we will find those showers occurring at a very convenient time as far as outside activities are concerned.