Monday’s forecast is a tricky one with a warm front sitting just offshore, a low moving in from Texas, and a cold front that’ll push through in the afternoon.
First order of business is a Tornado Watch has been issued for coastal Acadiana until noon on Monday, the watch will stretch all the way to the panhandle of Florida.
While instability isn’t as high as it was last week the wind profile is favorable to get some storms to start rotating so we’ll have to keep a look out for isolated tornadoes.
The threat will mainly exist through the middle of the morning until that cold air starts to surge in from the west, light showers will then continue through the rest of the afternoon.
Cold temperatures will move in behind the front with a sharp drop in temperature expected by the afternoon eventually getting into the low 40s Monday night.
Winds will be picking up through the afternoon and really gusting on Tuesday out of the north around 10-15 mph, with gusts a little higher.
The winds added with dropping temperatures will mean that the wind chill will be in the 30s all day on Tuesday across the region.
Looking at getting the first freeze of the season this week with north Acadiana getting freezing temperatures Wednesday morning and areas along and south of I-10 getting it on Thursday morning.