Goodbye Warm Weather, Hello Cold Front

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Tonight: Increasing clouds. Mild. Dry. Lo: 62.

Tomorrow: Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms arriving in the afternoon and evening. Hi: 80.​
Friday: Morning showers ending. Breezy and much colder. Hi: 59.​
High pressure that has been keeping us dry and mild will move to the east tomorrow. This will allow a strong cold front to approach Acadiana from the north. The front will spark showers and thunderstorms late tomorrow into Friday morning. You can expect the wind to pick up with the frontal passage through Friday. The temp will struggle to reach 60 for a high. After a cold start on Saturday there will be quick warm-up for Sunday into Veterans Day as we reach 70 degrees again. However, this will be short-lived as the coldest air of the season is poised to invade the Gulf Coast on Tuesday behind a very strong cold front. This front will bring showers late Monday into early Tuesday. The wind will pick-up significantly through Tuesday with 40 mph gusts possible. The temperature will fall rapidly and highs will struggle to reach the mid and upper 40s. Our first freeze of the season could occur on Wednesday morning after the cold front moves through. This would put us about average for the first freeze of the season in Lafayette that normally occurs on Nov. 15. Regardless, not much of a warm-up is expected next week with highs barely reaching 60 by late-week and several days of 30s for lows. ​

*Of note is that we will shatter a record cold max temperature on Tuesday if we do not get out of the 40s.*

Jason Nappi
Chief Meteorologist