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Weak front on the way...watching Tropical Storm Eta

Posted at 4:39 PM, Nov 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 23:34:14-05

A weak cool front will slowly push through Acadiana overnight into Wednesday morning keeping some clouds and very slight rain chances in the forecast, but plenty of sunshine should return by our Veteran's Day afternoon.

There will be the chance of a sprinkle or a few scattered light rain showers for the Acadiana area through Thursday morning (20% or less), but by the afternoon, drier more comfortable air (along with more sun) will be moving into the region.

In the near term, balmy conditions for November are expected overnight through Wednesday morning with lows in the upper 60s to near 70°.

High temperatures Wednesday should still manage to reach the lower 80s.

A couple of very nice days should follow Thursday and Friday with sunny skies accompanied by lower humidity and noticeably cooler nights & mornings.

Highs Thursday and Friday will be closer to the upper 70s while night-time/morning lows dip into the mid-50s.

The weekend looks quite favorable Saturday with some clouds and perhaps a shower Sunday with a stronger front arriving to the area setting us up for more fall-like temperatures next week.

See the KATC 10 Day Forecast for the latest.

Meanwhile, the same front should help to try and push eastward of what should be a weakening Tropical Storm Eta as it approaches the Northern Gulf Coast this weekend.

Eta could briefly approach near hurricane strength over the next 24-36 hours where conditions remain favorable for a compact storm to do so, but as the storm gains latitude later this week it should run into more upper atmospheric shear and cooler waters which should lead to it's slow demise.

The storm could weaken to a depression at landfall this weekend along the Florida Panhandle...no impact upon Acadiana is expected.

A Tropical Storm Watch was issued for the West Coast of Florida with the latest 3pm National Hurricane Center Advisory.

Meanwhile, Theta in the Eastern Atlantic has transformed to a tropical storm and will be close to hurricane strength over the next couple of days, but is moving eastward toward another hemisphere.

Closer to home, an area of disturbed weather is expected to develop later this week in the Western Caribbean and could be upgraded to a tropical depression.

If this system becomes a tropical storm, the next name on the Greek alphabet list would be "Iota".

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