After one more day of warm and humid conditions Friday, the second and stronger cool front of Acadiana's fall season will be arriving by the late afternoon into the early evening hours.
Ahead of the front, expect mostly cloudy skies with the chance of scattered showers, and possibly one or two thunderstorms Friday afternoon.
Rain chances Friday will be in the 60% range, but most activity will be short-lived and is not expected to be too strong.
Temperatures Friday will top out in the mid-upper 80s but will begin to drop into the lower 70s early Friday evening, into the low-mid 60s before midnight, and bottoming out in the upper 50s by Saturday morning.
Plenty of lingering clouds are expected Saturday along with breezy and cool conditions. Some limited sunny intervals should return by mid-late afternoon.
But with the extended cloud cover Saturday, temperatures will stay in the 60s most of the day, barely climbing into the lower 70s for the afternoon when the sun begins to shine.
Look for gusty northerly winds Friday night into Saturday morning near 15-25 mph (making it feel even cooler) with blustery conditions gradually decreasing into Saturday afternoon/evening.
It should be nice and chilly Saturday night into Sunday morning with lows dropping into the mid-50s.
Look for fair to partly cloudy skies Sunday with temperatures warming back into the upper 70s...there may be a few isolated showers nearby, but rain chances Sunday should stay in the 10% range.
Overall the weather looks fantastic for Festivals Acadiens et Creoles !
Beyond the weekend into next week the weather pattern is looking quite changeable with a fairly good chance of scattered showers and some thunderstorms Monday and Tuesday, and then again toward the end of the week into the following weekend...sandwiched in between, there should be a brief mid-week front.
See the 10 Day Forecast for the latest.
Finally, on this day last year, Hurricane Michael made landfall on the Florida Panhandle with peak winds of 160 mph and was the first Cat 5 to make landfall in the U.S. since Andrew in 1992.
Michael was the third-most intense Atlantic hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. in terms of pressure, behind the 1935 Labor Day hurricane and Hurricane Camille of 1969.