Nov 4, 2013 10:17 AM by Dave Baker

Early Week Warmup

After a sunny and cool weekend, temperatures will moderate a bit today and tomorrow with increasing cloudiness.  Above normal temperatures are expected by mid week before another cold front pushes in Wednesday night.

Already some high, thin, cirrus clouds are drifting toward Acadiana.  Most of this moisture is streaming in from an old tropical storm that moved inland over the Pacific coast of Mexico.  There is a deep dip in the jet stream over the western United States which then ridges over the eastern part of the U.S.  The upper pattern grabs the moisture over Mexico and surges it northeastward over the Rio Grande Valley into the middle part of the country.  Rains will continue over much of Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas today and tomorrow.

At the surface, winds will shift from the east to the southeast over the next couple of days.  Therefore low level cloudiness should return Tuesday.  Moisture will continue to stream in across the region into Wednesday ahead of a cold front.  The front will push through Wednesday afternoon/evening bringing a chance for showers and thunderstorms.  Once the front passes, cooler and drier air will filter in.

Expect clearing skies for Thursday in time for the Cajuns game against Troy at Cajun Field.  Temperatures will be dropping into the 50s for the kickoff.  Friday and Saturday should be pleasant with highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s.  A little warmer again by Sunday.


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