In all climatological likelihood, temperatures in the low-mid 50s Monday morning may be the coolest readings Acadiana sees for months to come as a change in the pattern, with no significant fronts and increased Gulf moisture, heat and humidity are in the forecast for the next week to 10 days.
In the near term, it will be a clear and crisp night across with refreshing morning lows mostly in the low-mid 50s by daybreak Monday.
Plenty of sun and comfortable humidity accompanied by warm afternoon temperatures will mark the start of our week.
Highs Monday will be in the upper 70s to lower 80s.
It won't be as cool Monday night, but much of the area will still be quite comfortable with lows closer to the upper 50s to lower 60s.
Southeasterly winds will return to the area Tuesday, but do expect another partly to mostly sunny and warm day...humidity should still stay in check but it will be definitively n the rise for the rest of the week and into the weekend.
Gulf moisture, humidity and warmth will take hold of the region by Wednesday with a few widely scattered showers or a storm possible during the afternoon, especially toward Southwest Louisiana.
A bigger slug of moisture and instability aloft will likely lead to a better chance of storms Thursday.
The chance of scattered, primarily daytime showers and storms will stay in the forecast through the weekend.
Daytime highs this period will rise and stay in the mid-upper 80s while night time/morning lows creep toward the lower 70s.
See the KATC 10 Day Forecast for the latest.
On an interesting note, both the Euro and GFS model are suggesting a possible weak low to develop off of the Southeast US toward the latter part of the 10 day forecast period. This feature could become a weak tropical hybrid system...that could drift westward a bit with time.
Meanwhile, tropical moisture will continue to pool in the Western Gulf over the next week to 10 days, so it appears that deeper moisture and somewhat of a seasonal change seguing to a more tropical environment could be the cards for Acadiana for the mid-latter part of this month...
That's why we should all enjoy the next couple of cool nights, as it looks like their days are numbered...and that might be just 2!
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