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Feeling Like Fall – Well At Least Not As Humid

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Wednesday almost everyone in South Louisiana will have to be told it’s the first day of fall. I am sure there are other places around the country where the first day of fall is like a Hallmark Card. That mythical place would be full of turning leaves and cool breezes and the smell pumpkin spice coffee filling the air.¬† Around South Louisiana it’s just another date on the calendar. We won’t officially acknowledge fall until sometime in October.

However we are getting a bit of a treat for this year’s Fall arrival. We’ve had a cold front¬† move through the area and that will mean at least it won’t be as humid. State Climatologist Barry Keim told the Louisiana Radio Network.

And we have slightly cooler, but significantly dryer air that’s moving into the region and this is going to continue to do so for the next couple of days.

The morning low temperatures across the region will be in the mid to upper 60 degree range and the afternoon high temperature will be close to 90, but at least the humidity won’t force the weather man to talk about the heat index for a few days.

This is not a big drop in the temperature, but we’re going to see a significant drop in the humidity and these temperatures we’re going to experience, both morning and afternoon, are going to feel so much better with that dryer air in place.

In case you were wondering or hoping that you might be needing a jacket sometime in the near future according to the 14 day extended outlook for the area you won’t be needing any of that stuff. I would imagine we will get our first really cool snap by October the 15th. That’s a little more than three weeks away so don’t whip out the pumpkin spice just yet.

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