Today in Alexandria we reached 76 degrees, which is only slightly above average for this time in April. However, tonight our low temperatures will run well above normal. Most areas won't cool off much more than the upper 50's and lower 60's. We're usually somewhere around the 50 degree mark during the beginning of April.
Our pattern over the next few days will remain similar to this weekend's weather. Warm afternoons with temperatures in the upper 70's and lower 80's, cloudy skies with periods of sun shining through, and breezy south winds.
This pattern will come to an end on Wednesday as our next front moves this way. As of the latest model runs, the front looks to move through early Thursday afternoon. Ahead of the Pacific cold front we can expect to see numerous showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday afternoon and evening into Thursday afternoon. The atmospheric conditions in Central Louisiana are forecasted to be conducive for some severe thunderstorms to develop, with decent instability and moisture.
Once the front clears out of the region a very nice weekend is in store. Friday through Sunday we're expecting sunny skies, seasonal temperatures, and no rain.