While Acadiana's first cool front of the fall season won't quite bring sweater weather, it certainly will feel a lot better than the 90 plus degree heat we've seen into the first week of October.
Acadiana's next front, arriving around Friday night, should bring even cooler temperatures this weekend...but in between we may see 90 degrees again later this week!
This is the way "fall" period works its way into Acadiana!
In the near term, look for breezy and cooler conditions through Tuesday morning with temperatures dropping into the low-mid 60s accompanied by a fresh north breeze.
Expect some morning clouds Tuesday to give way to mostly sunny and pleasant conditions Tuesday afternoon with high temperatures pushing the low-mid 80s along with more comfortable humidity.
We'll squeeze in one more pleasant evening Tuesday night into Wednesday morning with lows in the mid-60s, but expect a warm-up Wednesday afternoon as our cool front backs up out of the Gulf as a warm front.
Wednesday afternoon's high temperatures will push back into the mid-upper 80s along with humidity returning to the area for the rest of the week.
Thursday and Friday will be partly cloudy, warm and humid again with afternoon highs unfortunately pushing the upper 80s to 90 degree mark.
There might be a stray shower or two around Thursday with a better chance of scattered showers, and perhaps some storms, Friday night with our next cool front...timing is yet to be determined on when the best rain chances will occur.
Temperatures behind the next front are expected to drop into the upper 50s to lower 60s Saturday morning with readings topping out in the lower 70s Saturday afternoon under partly to mostly cloudy skies.
Lows Saturday night into Sunday morning are expected to drop into the mid-upper 50s...and will probably be cooler in outlying areas in the country.
Sunday should be mostly sunny and a very pleasant with highs in the mid-upper 70s.
See the 10 Day Forecast for the latest.
After the nice and cool weekend, Acadiana will likely have another warm-up and increase in humidity early next week before yet another front makes a run for the area by mid-week.
Meanwhile in the tropics, while there are several areas along the East Coast and in the Atlantic that may bear watching, there are no suspect areas expected to threaten the Gulf of Mexico over the next week or more.
While we can't say we are done with tropical season for the Northern Gulf Coast quite yet, the regularity of frontal systems over the next week to 10 days will help us get to where we need to be sooner, rather than later.