WEATHER BLOG: First taste of Fall arrives Monday, even stronger front possible next weekend

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Today was another hot day across the area with highs topping out in the lower 90s and heat index values near 100 degrees. Hopefully, tomorrow will be the last day we see highs north of 90 degrees, although 1 or 2 more days could be possible between fronts later this week unfortunately.

We are seeing the signs the pattern is transitioning into a more Fall-like regime. For starters, the troughs are now getting deeper and more progressive, causing the surface fronts to make it further south.

The first of these fronts will arrive on Monday. The front could bring us a rain chance Monday afternoon, followed by temperatures quickly dropping by Monday evening with north winds increasing. Temperatures could reach the lower 60s by Tuesday morning. Even under full sun, Tuesday afternoon will feature lower humidity and highs only in the low 80s.

Summer won’t give up without a fight though! By Wednesday and Thursday, temperatures could push 90 degrees again with humidity returning temporarily. By next Friday, both the GFS and European models show a stronger front making its move towards Acadiana. There are some subtle timing differences with this front on the models, but both show temperatures dropping sharply by next weekend. The GFS model is most aggressive, showing a morning start near 50 degrees next Saturday morning and highs only in the lower 70s next Saturday afternoon! European model is aggressive, but not as aggressive as the GFS. For now, I’ll go with a blend of the two models for the forecast next weekend. Either way, it appears prolonged days in the 90s will become a memory this upcoming week!

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Overcast

Abbeville

60°F Overcast Feels like 60°
Wind
9 mph N
Humidity
79%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Cloudy with rain developing after midnight. Low 53F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
54°F Cloudy with rain developing after midnight. Low 53F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
Wind
9 mph NE
Precip
70%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Crescent
Overcast

Crowley

52°F Overcast Feels like 52°
Wind
8 mph NNE
Humidity
94%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Rain showers early will evolve into a more steady rain overnight. Low near 50F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
54°F Rain showers early will evolve into a more steady rain overnight. Low near 50F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
Wind
9 mph NE
Precip
70%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Crescent
Overcast

Opelousas

50°F Overcast Feels like 50°
Wind
8 mph NNE
Humidity
91%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Rain showers early will evolve into a more steady rain overnight. Low 48F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a half an inch.
54°F Rain showers early will evolve into a more steady rain overnight. Low 48F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a half an inch.
Wind
9 mph NE
Precip
70%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Crescent
Overcast

Breaux Bridge

55°F Overcast Feels like 55°
Wind
13 mph N
Humidity
89%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Rain showers early will evolve into a more steady rain overnight. Low 52F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
54°F Rain showers early will evolve into a more steady rain overnight. Low 52F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
Wind
9 mph NE
Precip
70%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Crescent
Overcast

New Iberia

60°F Overcast Feels like 60°
Wind
10 mph N
Humidity
90%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Cloudy with a few showers. Low 46F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
53°F Cloudy with a few showers. Low 46F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Wind
7 mph NE
Precip
70%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Crescent

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