We've all been wondering if spring will ever come to South Louisiana. Overnight lows in the 30's in late March? An ice storm on Mardi-Gras?!

Spring officially begins Saturday. The first Downtown Alive of 2014 is Friday. The UL ''Big Band" kicks it off in Parc Sans Souci with Johanna Divine at 6:00pm. See the complete schedule here.

DTA! is still free. I can't stress this enough. Concession sales make this possible. Please leave your ice chest home!

By the way... Friday's forecast, High of 74. Don't worry about rain.