WeatherTodays Forecast


Quiet start to the week; Watching tropics for late week

Posted at 6:27 PM, Oct 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 00:11:40-04

Low temperatures overnight tonight and into Monday morning will be dropping back into the upper 50s to right around 60 degrees under clear skies.

Monday will be another nice day with plenty of sunshine and high temperatures topping out in the lower 80s.

We will then start a warming trend across Acadiana as temperatures will be climbing into the mid and upper 80s for afternoon highs through the week.

Rain chances stay minimal through mid-week.

The forecast for late week and into next weekend will be heavily dependent on the developments and progression of Potential Tropical Cyclone 26 out in the tropics.

PTC 26 is expected to develop into Tropical Storm Delta in the next day or so as it tracks toward the Gulf of Mexico.

The storm is then forecasted to strengthen into a hurricane by the middle part of this week as conditions become conducive for further intensification.

The track then takes the storm toward the Louisiana coastline on Friday afternoon.

As of now, the NHC keeps the storm as a category 2 storm upon approach to the coast, but uncertainty remains in this thinking.

We still have cooler sea surface temperatures close to the close due to recent cold frontal passages as well as previous storm tracks from earlier this season.

It would not surprise me at all if we see the storm begin a weakening process upon approach to the coast.

However, as we learned from previous years, storms tend to have a mind of their own and thus the intensity forecast remains the least reliable.

We will have to continue to closely watch this system through this week.

Elsewhere in the tropics, we are monitoring Tropical Storm Gamma in the southern Gulf.

It is still expected to track towards the Bay of Campeche in the next few days where it will meander around for some time.

It still remains no threat to Acadiana.