It certainly has quieted down around the United States after a pretty nasty start to the year. One place that was blasted was Cajun country, but the rain is finally over. How long will that last?
At 253PM, Ct, Lafayette was reporting a temperature of 49 degrees with clear skies. The remnants of a cold front were providing some clouds off shore, but also the focal point for some northerly flow that continued to led cooler than normal temperatures to Lafayette, as well as greatly appreciated stability.
Lafayette will continue to find itself south of the crest of a deep upper level trough, which will allow the area to remain stable with the best baroclinicity well north and east of Lafayette, but cold air will continue to spill from the north into Louisiana. A reprieve from the unusual chill isn’t expected in the next couple of days, and in fact, there is a chance for even colder air on Wednesday as the trough attempts to dig further to the south.
Tomorrow – Sunny, High 60, Low 33
Wednesday – Increasing clouds, High 53, Low 32
TWC: Tomorrow – Partly Cloudy, High 59, Low 33
Wednesday – Partly Cloudy, High 49, Low 40
AW: Tomorrow – Partly sunny and warmer High 58, Low 32
Wednesday – Windy and cooler with some sunshine giving way to clouds High 51, Low 31
NWS: Tomorrow – Sunny, High 59, Low 33
Wednesday – Mostly sunny High 51, Low 31
WB: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy High 58, Low 35
Wednesday – Mostly cloudy. High 50, Low 42
WN: Tomorrow – Partly Cloudy High 59, low 34
Wednesday – Partly Cloudy High 50, Low 43
FIO: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy until evening. High 58, Low 34
Wednesday – Partly cloudy in the morning and breezy starting in the afternoon. High 47, Low 29
That doesn’t sound bad, but I assure you it will feel that way for Lafayette. Lows near or below freezing! That’s brutal! Those Wednesday lows are gong to be in the evening as the upper level trough, helping generate the wave seen on satellite in the Midwest, will reach its southernmost point.