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Heat Returns to Acadiana, Fall Comes Back For the Weekend

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The cool fall mornings will be going away for a few days as southerly winds bring in warmer temperatures later this afternoon. Highs will top out in the upper 80s with partly cloudy skies. Overnight, higher dewpoints will stop temperatures from falling too far into the 60s, with most areas seeing lows around 70°.
Today: Partly cloudy. Hot. High: 88°
Tonight: Mostly clear and calm. Low: 69°
Thursday: A stray thunderstorm is possible. Hot. High: 89°
A quick moving ridge of high pressure will keep temperatures well above average for the rest of the week. Highs will be in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees. By Friday, our next front begins to move into Louisiana. Most of the day will see cloud cover and some peaks of sun. By the afternoon, a few showers and thunderstorms develop. The front looks to move through sometime late evening into the overnight hours. This will be a much stronger front, dropping temperatures into the 50s for Saturday morning. Some pesky low-level clouds will try to hang in through the first part of Saturday, keeping daytime highs only in the lower 70s. The chilliest night will be Saturday night when lows fall into the lower 50s. By Sunday, high pressure builds in the upper levels, which will bring in warmer temperatures. Next week, models are disagreeing on just how warm we get. Some want to keep high pressure weaker, meaning a warm front will struggle to move north of Acadiana. This would bring higher rain chances and warm temperatures to the area. If the high is stronger, the warm front will reach much farther to our north, keeping us drier but hotter. In the tropics, three areas are being monitored, but all will head out to sea and won’t be a threat to any land areas.
– Meteorologist Adam Olivier