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Staying sunny & warm; Next front late Halloween night

 

Our weather will be on repeat the next couple days as an upper level high is situated over the region.

That means we will see more sunny skies Monday and Tuesday with highs in the low to mid 80s.

Projected highs for Monday afternoon

Halloween is when our weather will start to change as clouds will begin to move over Acadiana in advance of our next cold front.

Models continue to be in good agreement that the front will hold off until about midnight so trick-or-treating looks like it should be fine with maybe just a few isolated showers possible.

GFS model shows Halloween should be dry

Like this past week the front should move through Acadiana during the early morning hours of Thursday with the rain ending by 9-10AM with clearing skies by the afternoon.

GFS model projects next front arrives early Thursday morning

Behind this front we will get another round of cool air as highs Thursday and Friday will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s with overnight lows dropping down into the upper 40s and lower 50s.

High pressure will build over the Gulf coast for the weekend setting up a very beautiful forecast as we should have mostly sunny skies both afternoons with comfortable highs in the low to mid 70s and lows in the low to mid 50s.

Out in the Atlantic we now have Hurricane Oscar with sustained winds of 75 mph.

Tropical Satellite of Hurricane Oscar

Oscar is the 8th hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season.

Hurricane Oscar is continuing to travel to the west at 16 mph but is expected to get caught up in a frontal system which will cause the storm to turn to the North and then race off to the NNE this week.

NHC projected track for Hurricane Oscar

In the coming days Oscar is expected to slowly strengthen and could become a category 2 hurricane with winds of 100 mph Tuesday afternoon but should then quickly weaken as it moves over the cool waters of the north Atlantic.

Thankfully, Oscar will stay out to sea and not cause any issue to land.

 

 

Eric Zernich

Eric Zernich

An Ohio native trying to get my Cajun on as the weekend Meteorologist for KATC. I also do interesting science or environmental stories concerning South Louisiana. If you have a great story idea send it in to me at ezernich@katctv.com
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