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Cool start, warm finish to a sunny weekend

Posted: 5:37 PM, Oct 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-26 18:37:55-04

The forecast for Acadiana this weekend is simply outstanding and sunny with a fresh and cool start Saturday morning, finishing up with temperatures in the balmy low to mid 80s Sunday afternoon.

After a start in the lower 50s, perhaps upper 40s in outlying areas north, look for sunny skies to warm our afternoon temperatures into the mid-upper 70s.

Light winds from the west-northwest will gradually turn to the west-southwest for the afternoon.

And the weather couldn’t be better for the Ragin Cajun football game with tailgating temperatures in the mid-upper 70s…bring a light jacket or sweater though, as temperatures will cool into the mid-60s by the end of the game.

It won’t be as cool Saturday night into Sunday morning as winds begin to turn more southwesterly, with lows closer to the upper 50s to near 60.

With more sunshine Sunday, expect temperatures to reach the low-mid 80s for the afternoon.

Lots of sunshine and seasonably warm temperatures will continue into early next week with highs in the low-mid 80s.

Some clouds may arrive by Tuesday afternoon ahead of a frontal boundary that appears to want to increasingly spoil our Halloween.

Rain chances have increased into the 50% range Wednesday, but long range models disagree on timing of our next system…

The European Model continues to advance its timing earlier into the day for scattered showers and some thunderstorms, while the GFS Model is holding the best rain chances off until later Wednesday night.

Latest Long Range Computer Forecasts:

 

For now we have to split the difference in the forecast, along with the chance of showers possibly continuing into early Thursday.

The rest of the week into the weekend is looking rather cool, with the Euro Model giving the area a shot at temperatures in the upper 30s by next Sunday morning! But remember, 10 day model forecasts are akin to fairy tales…but something to watch for.  For now our 10 Day forecast has lows in the mid-40s for that time-frame….we’ll see.

Meanwhile in the tropics, that none of us should really care about, the National Hurricane Center is forecasting a 90% chance that a disturbance in the middle of the Atlantic to become Tropical or Sub-Tropical Storm “Oscar” by later Friday night or Saturday.

This system will not have any impact on land and will just occupy another name slot in the 2018 hurricane season.