May 2, 2013 9:57 AM by Dave Baker
A late season cold front will push through late tonight and temperatures will plummet into Friday and Friday night. This cold front has already produced record cold and show across the upper plains and eastern Rockies. Today the front will cross Texas changing summer to winter in a matter of hours. Earlier this week record high temperatures in the upper 90s occurred across the Texas panhandle and snow is falling this morning.
The cold front is expected to drift across Acadiana late this evening into the overnight period. Temperatures will drop from the 70s to the 50s and barely climb out of the 60s Friday. Normal high for this time of year is 83. As skies clear late Friday night into Saturday morning temperatures will drop to record lows. The record for Saturday morning is 44, the all time record low for May is 42. The forecast brings temperatures Saturday morning into the lower 40s. The last time we had 40 degree weather in May was in 2011 with 47 degrees the morning of May 3. May of 2011 also brought 14 days of 90 degrees or warmer, so summer heat probably isn't far away.