Fall will finally arrive in Acadiana later this afternoon! A cold front has entered Louisiana and is moving south. Ahead of it, above average temperatures will be common this afternoon. Spotty showers and storms will develop, bringing some heat relief. The front will move through this afternoon, bringing in lower humidity and increasing northerly winds. Lows tonight will be pleasant.
Today: Spotty showers and storms. Northerly winds increase in the afternoon. High: 87°
Tonight: Lower humidity. Breezy. Low: 62°
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Warm. High: 83°
This is just a brief taste of fall as high pressure builds in through the upper levels. That will force a return flow off the Gulf, bringing in more heat and humidity to the region. Highs and lows will be on the increase through the week with more moisture in the air. Rain chances return on Thursday ahead of another, stronger front. Friday will be another warm day with scattered showers and storms. It looks like the next front will move through overnight Friday. A few lingering showers and clouds will stick around through the first half of Saturday before drier and cooler air really moves in. Behind this front, low temperatures will be in the 50s across Acadiana! In the tropics, there are two areas to watch. The first is off the East Coast as low pressure develops. It has a low chance of development in the next five days, but will get swept out to sea. Another area in the middle Atlantic has a medium chance of development in the next five days. It will stay over open water.
– Meteorologist Adam Olivier