Posted: Sep 19, 2013 7:47 AM by Dave Baker
The first front of fall will be approaching the area the weekend will bring rain and thunderstorms starting Friday afternoon and lingering through Saturday afternoon. After the front moves through, the weather should be pleasant for the early part of the work week.
The front will tap into some decent Pacific moisture left over from the tropics and Gulf moisture that is already in place. Chances for rain will climb Friday afternoon and up to two inches of rain on average is possible across Acadiana by Saturday afternoon.
Once the front moves through Saturday afternoon, skies will gradually clear Saturday night, showers will linger along the coast through early Sunday morning. As high pressure moves in behind the front, the Pacific type air mass will bring slightly cooler and drier air, so temperatures will drop a few degrees Sunday and Monday. Highs are expected to drop into the mid 80s and night time lows will drop into the mid 60s.
As long as the front holds over the Gulf of Mexico it should block any other tropical weather from coming our way. The disturbance in the Bay of Campeche should remain to the south of Louisiana. The National Hurricane Center still has a 70% chance for development by Friday. Reconnaissance Aircraft will fly out Thursday afternoon to investigate.