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Warmth, humidity, rain chances to finish the week; cool front arrives Friday night

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Posted at 4:46 PM, Oct 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-09 17:46:23-04

Acadiana's weather will slip back into a late summer pattern for the rest of the week, but another cool front is on the way for the weekend.

In the near term, expect milder temperatures across the area through Thursday morning with lows ranging from the mid-60s across northern portions of Acadiana to the upper 60s along and south of the I-10 corridor...morning readings near 70 can be expected in the coastal parishes.

Thursday will start off mostly sunny but finish partly cloudy with easterly winds turning southerly during the afternoon ushering higher surface humidity and atmospheric moisture.

Temperatures Thursday afternoon will top out in the upper 80s to near 90 in a few spots.

A few scattered showers (20%) will be possible especially during the latter part of the afternoon and early evening Thursday, and primarily over the central to eastern half of Acadiana.

Friday will likely bring more clouds and better prospects of scattered showers and a few thunderstorms to the entire region with rain chances increasing to 60%.

Severe storms are not expected with the next front per the Storm Prediction Center , but like Monday, there could be one of two strong storms capable of gusty winds and perhaps some some small hail.

Showers look to end sometime Friday evening as a more vigorous cool front (as compared to Monday's front) pushes across the area.

Breezy and cooler conditions along with lingering clouds can be expected early Saturday with some clearing in the afternoon.

Temperatures will likely drop into the truly fall-like, refreshing upper 50s to lower 60s Saturday morning, and will be topping out only in the lower 70s Saturday afternoon.

The coolest temperatures ahead will arrive Saturday night into Sunday morning with lows expected to be near the sweater-bearing mid-50s!

After a cool start, Sunday will be mostly sunny with a few more clouds and just a slight chance of a brief, passing, isolated shower during the afternoon
as milder and moister weather already tries to move back into the region.

Highs Sunday should range anywhere from the upper 70s to possibly the lower 80s.

Next week looks warmer and a little more unsettled with the chance of scattered showers and possibly a few thunderstorms each day through Wednesday with the next frontal boundary, and a short-lived one at that, arriving Thursday.

See the exclusive KATC 10 Day Forecast for the latest.