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Unexpected lows

Lafayette was still supposed to see a reasonable southerly flow as a little system swung it’s way north of town over the past couple of days, which would bring some increasing humidity and of course, some warming temperatures. Temperatures didn’t respond as they were supposed to. Sure, everything was warmer than average, but every low was at least 4 degrees off. Unsightly. Then there was a mysterious .01″ of rain seen early Sunday morning, though it was discounted by the observer and no falling precip was ever reported. The Weather Channel and Accuweather had the top two forecasts.
Actuals: Saturday – High 82, Low 57
Sunday – High 87, Low 62

Grade C

Lafayette, Louisiana

We’re heading south to Lafayette, Louisiana the major city in south central Louisiana. It is also home to the aptly named Louisiana University at Lafayette.

At 1153AM, CT, Lafayette was reporting a temperature of 78 degrees with clear skies. Generally light flow was seen over land, and a light on shore flow was being seen over the northern Gulf of Mexico. This has led to foggy morning recently, but won’t be inducing thunderstorms this afternoon.
Instead, an upper level low over the southwestern US will move into the center of the country, all while generating a stouter southerly flow. The difference in arimass isn’t as great as in the summer, so widespread thunderstorms aren’t likely until the afternoon on Sunday. Ahead of that time, expect fog becoming increasingly dense in the mornings, with temperatures and humidity climbing through the period.
Tomorrow – Morning fog, then warm, High 85, Low 62
Sunday – Foggy in the morning with a chance for some showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon, High 88, Low 67

TWC: Tomorrow – Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. Warm. High 85, Low 61
Sunday – Slight chance of a thunderstorm. High 85, Low 66

AW: Tomorrow – Partly sunny High 84, low 62
Sunday – Some sun with a shower or thunderstorm around; very warm and humid High 86, Low 67

NWS: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny High 86, Low 62
Sunday – A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny High 85, Low 67

WB: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy, High 86, Low 62
Sunday – Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, High 85, Low 67

Weatherbug is going with a 10% lower chance for thunderstorms. Other than that, same thing going on there. We can see the huge system in the west on the satellite image.