Sep 18, 2013 5:07 PM by Daniel Phillips
It's the news that many people wait for all summer, and a true sign that the seasons will be changing soon enough, the first real cold front of the season.
Although only offering a slight relief from the heat, it will bring plenty of rainfall across Acadiana to wrap up the work week. Thursday will be another hot & muggy day with scattered rain chances in the afternoon, but Friday will be a different story.
Friday morning will start off quiet, however, plenty of rainfall expected to arrive late in the evening and the overnight hours. Tropical moisture caught up in the system will provide the fuel needed for blanketing rainfall with parts of Louisiana receiving several inches of precipitation.
Be on the look out for some stormy weather as well overnight Friday as the boundary moves through it will provide the lift needed to spark some thunderstorms, although nothing severe expected at this time.
Once the front moves through it will bring in some much drier air and the beginning of next work week is looking very pleasant. As the front moves offshore it will keep the system developing out in the Bay of Campeche out of Louisiana. Any tropical system will be kept likely to the south or east of our area.
The question next week will be if something gets left over to develop in the Gulf, but it is much too early to tell. So in the meantime we can look forward to the more comfortable conditions after the front.