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Dec 4, 2012 5:36 PM by Rob Perillo

Heavy Downpours Tuesday Evening

Acadiana will continue to enjoy much needed rainfall and locally heavy thunderstorms through Tuesday evening as a very weak cool front approaches the area.

Widespread rainfall totals of 1-2" will be likely with isolated areas receiving up to 3-4" in more persistent thunderstorm activity. This will make this rainfall event easily the wettest for Acadiana since September.

The rainfall while retarding a burgeoning moderate drought may come too fast in a few spots allowing for localized run-off problems and possible street flooding.

No organized severe weather is expected at this time, however frequent cloud to ground lightning and small hail may be possible in more intense cells.

The intensity and coverage of showers and thunderstorms will gradually decrease through the evening hours with the bulk of activity tapering off after midnight, or a little sooner to the west.

In the wake of the rain, Acadiana may see a round of fog through Wednesday morning ahead of the drier northerly winds that will develop across the area Wednesday afternoon.

Lingering cloudiness and mild temperatures are in the forecast for Wednesday with partly sunny skies returning briefly Thursday.

Look for mostly cloudy skies with intervals of afternoon sun and very slight rain chances through the weekend.

Highs Friday through Monday will be in the balmy upper 70s. A stronger cold front and another good chance of storms will be possible late Monday with decidedly cooler possibly cool weather moving into the region mid-next week.

Enhanced Infrared Satellite as of Tuesday Afternoon:

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