Acadiana will get to enjoy plenty of chilly fall weather this weekend with fair skies accompanied by temperatures some 15-20 degrees below normal.
A re-enforcing ridge of high pressure will advance from the Rockies into the region this weekend maintaining cooler than normal temperatures and breezy north winds.
Temperature forecasts will be dictated by the amount of high level cirrus clouds that we will see from time to time, and whether at night, winds die down enough to allow for some patchy frost at daybreak.
Either way, protecting the tender vegetation will be a good idea through Sunday morning before overnight readings begin to moderate.
Temperatures this weekend will top out in the upper 50s to lower 60s while overnight lows drop into the mid-upper 30s from the I-10 corridor northward, and generally, closer to the lower 40s in the coastal parishes, especially near marshy areas.
Look for a mixture of mostly mid and high level clouds into early next week with a slow moderating trend in our temperatures through mid-week.
Readings should get back well into the 70s Wednesday and Thursday, but another front should arrive by Thursday afternoon bringing back another early winter chill to the area Friday into the following weekend.
Other than the chance of some showers with the next front Thursday, the 10 day forecast will be for the most part, cooler and drier than normal thanks to a zonal (west east flow) across the U.S.
Have a great weekend!