We can't usually start thinking about a break in the summer heat until WAY after the equinox. But we've had a rare treat.
"The arrival of September is usually more of a psychological change than a meteorological one in South Louisiana.
But today, the calendar and the weather find themselves in unexpected harmony. It's not exactly sweater weather, but the break in the heat and humidity are enough to make fall seem within reach.
The arrival of a second front in the waning days of summer is golden. And we deserve a cooler-than-expected end of summer after the abnormally scorching, dry weather in June.
Summer has just worn out its welcome by September. School is in session, football teams are playing and everyone is ready for a change -- for weather that actually fits what we're doing. The fact that these weeks are the most active of hurricane season is all the more reason to be impatient for autumn.
We're more than ready to trade mosquitoes for love bugs and afternoon deluges for clear skies and crisp temperatures.
We're glad you're here, September. Why don't you stick around a while?"