Friday September 7, 4:00 pm
It's time for a cool down!
After a summer full of high heat and humidity, the first cold front of the (almost) Fall season is here. For the next week or so we'll see slightly below average temperatures, mainly with low temperatures which are forecasted to drop into the upper 50's for a few days!
The cold front is expected to pass through our northern areas (Natchitoches, Winnfield, Many) early in the morning- around 7am or so. For the Alexandria area the front should move through by noon, and in our southern areas like Oakdale and Opelousas the front will pass through by late afternoon. Expect overcast skies to start your morning and early afternoon, with some areas seeing rain and a thunderstorm or two. However, we're not expecting severe weather with this system. You'll see calm winds until the front passes through where you live. Once the front is through expect a breezy North wind at 8-15 mph. High temperatures across the region will reach the mid to upper 80's. Chance of rain 40%. Expect decreasing clouds in the evening hours as the cold front pushes out of the area. Overnight, expect partly cloudy skies and low temperatures dropping into the upper 50's! Winds from the N at 5-10 mph.
Strong high pressure will dominate the forecast for several days. Sunday through Tuesday we can expect sunny skies, cooler temperatures, and little to no chance for rain. In fact, the next noticeable chance for rain arrives next Thursday at only 30%. Throughout the whole period, we won't see high temperatures climb much higher than the lower 90's- a much needed break after this summer's heat!