Posted: Sep 25, 2013 10:56 AM by Dave Baker
Updated: Sep 25, 2013 11:00 AM
According to consecutive model runs, it appears a pretty significant cold front will finally approach the Acadiana area. A series of systems will drift across the Pacific Northwest and the Canadian border as the pattern becomes more progressive over the coming weeks.
Usually by the end of September weaker fronts move in and typically stall over the Gulf Coast similar to this past weekend, and again early today. Unfortunately these fronts bring more "dry" air than "cool" air. Even with the frontal passage today, highs will still approach 90. But the difference will be the humidity, and less humid air can also cool down easier. So temperatures are forecast to drop into the 60s tonight.
But what about the BIG COLD FRONT? It looks like there's a good chance we could see the first real blast of fall coming in...wait for it...late NEXT weekend. Now before you scream, "WHAT??", this front really looks like it will make the big change. I'm seeing highs in the upper 70s a week from Sunday, and lows in the 50s area wide (maybe a 49 over northern Acadiana) the following Monday and Tuesday. It's only a little over 10 days away, and I thought you deserved something to look forward to since the weather for the rest of this week should be a bit boring.