Strong Cold Front Moves Through Just in Time for the Weekend

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We will see big changes today as a cold front finally moves through Acadiana. Before the front, showers and thunderstorms will pop up from time to time and temperatures will climb into the upper 80s. The front looks to arrive right around rush hour and bring with it more thunderstorm chances. Behind the front, cooler and drier air moves into the region along with gusty winds. Winds will be out of the North at 10 – 15 mph. Temperatures will be falling through the evening into the 60s, so Friday night football games look to be dry, but chilly.
Today: Showers and thunderstorms before 5 p.m. Hot. High: 86°
Tonight: Turning cooler. Breezy. Wind gusts could reach 25 mph. Low: 57°
Saturday: Cloudy start, sun and clouds in the afternoon. Cool. High: 73°
After a cool and cloudy start on Saturday, sunshine looks to peak through in the afternoon. A strong northerly breeze will keep the cool air around through the afternoon. Temperatures fall off into the upper 50s for Sunday morning. Sunday afternoon will be warmer, with temperatures reaching the upper 70s to near 80 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. We could see some showers after dark Sunday. Next week, we will see rounds of rain each and every day as a warm front moves out of the Gulf. Depending on how far north the front makes it will determine exactly how stormy we will be. Highs will be in the 80s each day, with a cool front possibly moving through the area towards the end of the week to drop temperatures slightly. In the tropics, we are following three areas of interest. A Nor’Easter off the New England coast will move out to sea. Low pressure is expected to form in the Caribbean next week and could develop. This area has a low chance of development.  A new wave coming off the coast of Africa has a low chance of development in the next 5 days.
– Meteorologist Adam Olivier