Acadiana will see a couple of seasonably milder days through mid-week before the next cool front arrives late Thursday.
Look for some clouds early Tuesday, with temperatures starting out closer to normal (mid-50s) with periods of sunshine into the afternoon.
Temperatures will top out in the low-mid 70s Tuesday.
Slightly cooler and drier air will arrive from the "back-door" (northeast) Tuesday night resulting in temperatures Wednesday morning closer to the lower 50s.
Wednesday will bring mostly sunny skies with milder temperatures reaching the 76-77 degree range for the afternoon.
Clouds will increase Thursday while temperatures push into the upper 70s (possibly near 80 in a few spots) ahead of a cool front that should arrive Thursday evening.
The front will be accompanied by scattered showers and possibly an isolated thunderstorm or two...but no severe weather is expected.
Rainfall amounts with the front should generally an inch or less.
Breezy and cooler conditions will return to the area Friday under considerable lingering high clouds. Highs friday may be confined to the mid to upper 50s.
This weekend looks to be another winner with mostly sunny and cool conditions prevailing.
Highs Saturday will be near 60 while Sunday will push the mid-60s. Overnight lows will be pushing close to the upper 30s with the risk of perhaps a light frost in some spots Saturday and/or Sunday mornings.
Next week is beginning to look a lot more interesting with a shot of some of the coldest air of the fall season arriving by Monday or Tuesday, possibly followed by a cold and wet weather system toward the end of the week.
No winter precipitation is in the forecast locally but there could be an outside chance of some wintry precipitation as far south as the northern part of the state if the 8-10 period if the latest Euro model pans out...but it's a real stretch trying to forecast beyond 7 days this time of year.
Nonetheless, there could be the first freeze of the season for portions of Acadiana behind next week's front come Tuesday or more likely, Wednesday morning.
See the KATC 10 Day Forecast for the latest.