Cold front to bring nice change of weather; Ian targeting Florida
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A developing trough along the Eastern half of the U.S. will cause a cold front to move through the area today. This front will deliver a reduction in humidity first and then a drop off in temperature by this evening. It will still be a hot afternoon as highs reach the low 90°s in many spots Monday.
The front will push out into the Gulf of Mexico late tonight allowing for cooler and drier air to move deep into the Bayou State.
The front will also help steer Hurricane Ian away from the Central Gulf Coast. Ian is forecast to become a major hurricane as it moves from the Caribbean Sea into the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday morning. Ian is forecast to stay in the extreme Eastern Gulf of Mexico moving along or nearby the Florida Peninsula.
Landfall will eventually take place somewhere near the Big Bend of Florida with continuous movement inland over the weekend. Ian will be a heavy rain maker for much of the SE U.S.
Local temperatures will be below normal for just about all of this week. Morning lows will dip into the mid to upper 50°s Wednesday through Friday. The youngest kids might want a light jacket for the morning bus stop. Afternoon highs will stay in the low to mid 80°s during this time.
High pressure will cause plenty of sunshine right into the weekend. Outdoor plans are a must even with a subtle warming trend by the weekend.
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