Posted: Oct 9, 2013 3:42 PM by Daniel Phillips
In the weather world the day to day weather doesn't always follow the season as dictated by the calendar. Fall has officially been with us for a few weeks now, but the weather hasn't really reflected the change in the season, until now.
The first real cold front of the year moved through this past weekend, bringing us several cool, dry, and all around great days. The models are starting to pick up on these fronts more regularly with one arriving every week or two.
The next front is expected to move through in the middle of next week, and these will help keep temperatures in check. Although warming up slightly for this upcoming weekend, the hot, humid temperatures of the summer are finally looking like a thing of the past.
These fronts often bring some gusty winds, showers and thunderstorms, and of course that cool dry air we cherish here in Louisiana.
The changing of the seasons also brings about an end to hurricane season, and although a late October storm is certainly possible chances for one are slim to none. Even if a late storm did form the chance that it became a major hurricane are all but gone as we continue to cool down.
Unless something dramatic happens it looks like the Gulf of Mexico will remain quiet through into next season.