Sep 17, 2012 10:30 AM by Dave Baker
Moderate to heavy rain will occur across the region this morning and early this afternoon as a complex system drifts across the area. An upper level low over Texas combined with a cold front and a surface low over the northern Gulf will dump 1-2 inches of rain area wide with a few locations picking up as much as 4 inches. Rains will taper off later this afternoon and this evening.
Once the cold front moves through, the upper part of the system will drift eastward. This will help to tap into some colder and drier air. The northerly flow will push in Tuesday clearing the skies, and by Tuesday night temperatures might drop into the upper 50s. Full sunshine for Wednesday is expected, but highs might struggle to the 80 degree mark. High temperatures this time of year should still be approaching 90 degrees with night time lows around 70. Lafayette hasn't seen temperatures in the 50s since late April. Fall officially begins Saturday at 9:49am!