Considering we started this week with temperatures in the teens in many parts of Acadiana, the forecast for this weekend will seem almost balmy. Gone are the frosty windshields and misplaced gloves and back again is the search for an umbrella.

The good news is that the better chances of rain this weekend will come in significant threat of thunderstorms tonight. There doesn't appear to be a component in the atmosphere that would bring these storms to severe limits, but there could be plenty of lightning, thunder and some heavy downpours.

Saturday will find most of Acadiana waking up to cloudy skies. The temperatures should be very close to average for this time of year. The chances of rain will be decreasing and by Saturday afternoon most of the clouds should be moving out of the area.

Sunday will be mostly sunny and very pleasant. Those weather conditions should hold through the first part of the following work week. In fact, the long range outlook through the middle of January does not call for any temperatures below freezing and only a few days with even a chance of a shower.