Cooler air comes into the metro area beginning tonight

The weekend depends on Invest 96-L which could give us rain and some breezy conditions

Jim Hanzo
October 16, 2019 - 8:27 pm

A cold front has moved to the south, and that is giving us some fall weather which will stick around tonight through Friday.  The rain has also ended. 

"Friday and Saturday could bring some potential impacts from a low pressure area in the Gulf of Mexico, but there is still uncertainty," said WWL-TV meteorologist Alexandra Cranford.  "It could bring breezier conditions, higher tides and perhaps up to an inch or so of rain, but the trend today has been for models to take it east of us along with most of the rain."

As of now the low pressure area in the Bay of Campeche is known as Invest 96-L.  The National Hurricane Center gives it a 30% chance of developing in 2 days and a 50% chance of developing in 5 days.  Development in this case would mean becoming a tropical depression which could bring winds of maybe 15-20 mph and gusts around 30 mph.  Should that happen it could be as early as Friday and last into Saturday.   

Cranford says sustained winds like that may cause tides to run a bit higher than normal which could lead to some coastal flooding Friday and Saturday.  An upper low pressure area over Texas will nudge the low pressure area to the northeast, and it will depend on how far to the east it gets moved. 

Again, models are keeping it farther east now compared to yesterday, and the heavier rain associated with it may stay east as well. 

Things should get quieter by Sunday and then by Monday look for another cold front coming through and more rain.  It should be breezy too.  It could be the coolest weather we've seen this fall season.  a looks like a quieter day but another cold front is moving in on Monday with yet more rain and breezy conditions. That front looks like it'll bring the coolest weather we've seen yet this season and lasting a couple more days. 

Here is the complete forecast from WWL-TV:  

WEDNESDAY NIGHT:
Mostly clear, less humid and cooler. Lows north around 53 and south around 63. Wind NE 6-12 mph.

THURSDAY:
Partly cloudy, breezy, cooler and less humid. Highs around 73. Wind NE 6-12 mph.

FRIDAY:
Mostly cloudy, warmer and becoming more humid with a 20% chance for showers. Lows north around 58 and south around 66. Highs around 77.

SATURDAY:
Mostly cloudy, warm and humid with a 40% chance for scattered showers and storms with some heavy rain. Lows north around 64 and south around 70. Highs around 83.

SUNDAY:
Partly cloudy, warm and humid with a 20% chance for a few showers. Lows north around 66 and south around 74. Highs around 84.

MONDAY:
Mostly cloudy, warm and humid with a 60% chance for showers and thunderstorms. Lows north around 68 and south around 74. Highs around 85.

TUESDAY:
A 40% chance for morning showers and storms. Then becoming mostly sunny, cooler, breezy and less humid. Lows north around 64 and south around 68. Highs around 79.

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