A brief, but full taste of fall, is on the way to Acadiana in the form of a strong cool front set to arrive around midnight Thursday night.
The cool front will be accompanied by a sharp wind shift and an increase in winds along with clouds and some light showers behind the front which should taper toward Friday morning.
Look for temperatures by morning to drop into the upper 50s to lower 60s with gusty northerly winds near 15-25 mph.
Those north winds could gust as high as 30 mph in spots overnight through early Friday so just a word of caution: some compromised/weakened tree branches & perhaps a few trees in the wake of Hurricane Delta may be susceptible to getting knocked down...be aware just in case.
Friday will feel and look like fall especially in the morning with lingering clouds, a stiff northeast wind, while temperatures stay mostly in the 60s.
Highs will top out in the upper 60s to lower 70s Friday depending on when the clouds actually clear out.
Clouds are expected to clear by the latter part of Friday afternoon, with clear skies and chilly temperatures (and perhaps a little bit of a wind chill) overnight into Saturday morning.
Lows Saturday morning should drop into the upper 40s to near 50° in most spots.
The weekend will be a beauty with lots of sunshine accompanied by highs in the mid-70s Saturday and back into the lower 80s Sunday with comfortable remaining.
Next week looks to be a "normal" one with respect to temperatures, but Gulf moisture should be on the upswing Tuesday and beyond allowing for the possibility of scattered showers primarily during the afternoon hours.
See the KATC 10 Day Forecast for the latest.
The tropics are quiet now, but a couple of areas of disturbed weather may try to develop into next week, but they should not be any threats to the Gulf of Mexico...at least for a couple of weeks...and hopefully the rest of the year!
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