Posted: Sep 23, 2013 7:30 AM by Dave Baker
Most of Acadiana saw temperatures drop into the 60s this morning. A few areas over the extreme northern sections hit the upper 50s! Cooler, drier air is holding early today but won't last long and the front will lift northward later this afternoon and evening.
Low pressure is developing along the front over the western Gulf of Mexico and a trough will dig out of the Rockies tonight and tomorrow. As the front lifts northward, clouds will return gradually through the day. Rain will develop in the offshore waters and a few showers will reach the coastal sections by this afternoon.
Overnight the front will lift northward, so temperatures and dew points may rise overnight. As the warm moist air meets the Rockies system, showers and a few storms will develop Tuesday with heaviest rain possible from the coast through the Atchafalaya Basin parishes. Areas that received record amounts of rain over the weekend, including the Lake Charles region, should see lighter amounts. The Calcasieu River Basin is still above flood stage from the weekend rains.