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Cool finish to week and start into weekend

Posted at 5:41 PM, Oct 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 00:28:22-04

Another cool front passing through Acadiana Thursday evening will insure a picture perfect, fall-like finish to the week and start to the weekend.

Look for a northerly breeze, and a full Harvest Moon overnight through Friday morning with our temperatures dropping into the mid-50s by morning.

And just to the left of the moon, look for Mars to be shining brightly, and for Friday night, both celestial objects will appear right next to each other!

More wall to wall sunshine is expected for our Friday with a fresh northerly breeze and temperatures topping out closer to the mid-70s...some 10 degrees cooler than Thursday.

Temperatures will be coolest Friday night into Saturday morning with readings across the region ranging from the upper 40s to lower 50s.

Expect more sunshine this weekend with temperatures topping out in the mid-70s Saturday and upper 70s to lower 80s Sunday.

Another dry frontal boundary should push through the area late Sunday into Monday night keeping sunny and pleasant weather with us through early next week.

By the latter part of next week, it appears that our parade of fronts will come to an end (temporarily of course) with a gradual warming and humidification trend expected...see the KATC 10 Day Forecast for the latest.

Meanwhile in the tropics, a broad area of low pressure in the Western Caribbean is expected to drift northwestward toward the Yucatan Peninsula this weekend.

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is maintaining a 70% chance of this system developing over the next few days, but interactions with land could lead to complications slowing any development trend...nonetheless this system is expected to edge into the Southern Gulf of Mexico and perhaps drift toward the Bay of Campeche next week.

For now there appears to be no threat to Louisiana from this potential system...but anything that gets into the Gulf in early October must be watched closely.

And on it's heels, another disturbance in the Eastern Caribbean may develop into early next week as it heads toward the Northwest Caribbean.

This system may have a better chance of more robust development as it drifts toward the Gulf of Mexico later next week.

The long range models are not that bullish on significant development of either system at this point, but there could be some U.S. weather impacts primarily toward South Texas with the first system, and then perhaps Florida with the second system...but it remains way to early to tell.

And while there are no immediate threats expected for Louisiana for more than the next week, it may get a little more interesting toward next weekend for some along the Gulf Coast.

Again no worries locally, but we'll have to keep a watchful eye on any system that poses a threat to the Gulf, especially in early October, with the added factor that it has already been an active and dangerous year in the tropics.

Incidentally, the next names on the tropical Greek list are going to be Gamma followed by Delta.

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