A Few Showers Possible

Staying Warm & Humid
Posted at 3:37 AM, Oct 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-22 08:41:48-04

The warm and humid air mass will remain in place today, allowing temperatures to climb back into the mid to upper 80s. A weak piece of energy will flow through the area, generating enough instability to spark off a couple of showers later this afternoon. It's been a while since we've seen any rainfall. In fact, the last time we had measurable precipitation here in Lafayette, was Hurricane Delta almost two weeks ago.

Some patchy fog is possible early today, then skies will become partly cloudy. Expect highs to reach 87 degrees with a 20% chance for an isolated showers. Winds will be from the southeast keeping conditions rather humid. The higher humidity will also keep temperatures muggy overnight. Normally, in late October we should be dropping back into the 50s, tonight we'll manage about 70 degrees.

Into Friday, skies will remain partly cloudy. Temperatures will reach the mid 80s as a weak front pushes into the area. With slightly drier air moving in Friday night, lows will manage to drop back into the mid 60s. That dry air will be in place for Saturday, so skies will remain mostly sunny. Highs will reach the mid 80s. Sunday looks sunny as well, with warm temperatures continuing.

Humid conditions will return by Monday, with slight rain chances again. The advertised front for late next week isn't looking very impressive anymore according to model data. A slight cool down is possible, but jacket weather doesn't seem to be in the cards through the end of the month.