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Oct 16, 2013 6:05 PM by Rob Perillo

Cooler, Quick Changes into the Weekend

A cool front gradually pushing eastward across Acadiana Wednesday evening will produce the risk of scattered showers overnight with more pleasant conditions likely for our Thursday afternoon.

Morning clouds will yield to some afternoon sun for our Thursday with pleasant highs in the mid-70s.

Quick changes are in store for Acadiana Friday as the stalled frontal boundary in the Gulf will get energized by the sub-tropical jet-stream and try to drift back northward.

As a result, clouds will increase Friday with patchy periods rain likely Friday night through midday Saturday.

At this point it looks like highest chance for rain will be along the coastal Acadiana parishes, and perhaps a good soaking, with lesser amounts of rain and coverage of activity farther to the north.

Rain totals Friday night into early Saturday could vary greatly (thanks to model inconsistencies) with up to 1-2" possible along the coastal parishes, near 1" along the I-10 parishes and 1/2-1" in northern areas of Acadiana.

Computer models have been rather consistent with most activity ending midday Saturday.

Skies will clear with pleasant conditions anticipated Sunday, but another disturbance could bring rain chances back to the area late Monday into Tuesday of next week.

Long-range models are offering a stronger surge of cooler weather for the area late next week with the possibility of overnight lows dipping into the upper 40s to start next weekend...fingers crossed!

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