Long-time south Louisiana residents believe we only enjoy two seasons: summer and winter. I believe there is evidence to support all four seasons, experiencing the heat of summer, cool of fall, our December snowfalls and crisp springs. I personally experience the end of winter when the trees begin budding and those spectacular sunny, blue-skied days just after St. Patrick’s Day. This morning at 4:05, autumn began. While you enjoy your daily walk, notice the number of acorns piling up on our “side” streets. It could suggest another episode of snow this winter. Our approaching fall days present the desire to grab the phone and tell Dave Nussbaum, Ryan Davidson or Keller Watts to cover the 4, 5, 6 and 10 p.m. weathercasts while I grab the clubs and head to the links.

Fastcast: Comfortable.

A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, high near 87. Calm winds becoming north at 5 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy, low about 63. Northerly winds 5 mph.