Dec 3, 2012 6:25 PM by Rob Perillo

Rain Chances Increasing

The risk of scattered showers will gradually increase across Acadiana through Tuesday night as a fizzling cool front approaches the area.

Scattered showers across Southwest Louisiana late Monday were slowly drifting eastward and are expected to weaken and break up through Monday night.

Rain chances will likely stay in the 20% range for most Acadiana through Monday morning but as a cool front approaches Tuesday night the risk of scattered showers and perhaps a few thunderstorms will likely increase to the 50-60% range Tuesday afternoon and into the evening hours.

The front will reach the Gulf of Mexico early Wednesday and will likely stall while slowly dissipating. This will leave some rain chances in the area, especially across the coastal parishes through Wednesday morning with lingering clouds for the rest of us.

Ahead of the front Acadiana will experience very warm conditions with highs in the upper 70s to near 80.

Slightly cooler temperatures are anticipated for Wednesday and Thursday under partly to at times mostly cloudy skies.

Warmer temperatures are likely Friday into the weekend with plenty of clouds and the risk of a few showers.  Look for highs once again to be in the upper 70s this weekend while lows get closer to 60.

Acadiana may see cooler/colder conditions mid-late next week.


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