Posted: Oct 15, 2013 8:32 AM by Daniel Phillips
The past couple of days temperatures have been above average making it into the upper 80s, and almost hit 90 on Sunday. Summer is continuing to try and hold one, but a cold front working its way toward Acadiana will help moderate temperatures closer to seasonal norms.
The front will start to move in Wednesday afternoon providing a few showers and a drop in temperatures. It is a slow moving system and could take a full day to clear the area, for forecasters this is when the fun will begin.
Moisture will likely get entrenched behind the system and may cause a sloppy end to the work week. Tropical Depression Octave made landfall along the west coast with relatively little fanfare, but will be responsible for bringing in the extra bit of moisture.
The south westerlies that typically shut off tropical development in the Gulf of Mexico will be responsible for the added tropical moisture. Unsettled will be a good word going forward as models are just now starting to piece together a likely scenario for this system .
Until then temperatures will remain in the mid to upper 80s with higher then normal humidity levels. The skies will stay partly sunny but a stray shower Tuesday afternoon is not out of the question.