Weather

Apr 2, 2013 9:01 AM by Dave Baker

Soaking Rains Wednesday/Thursday

A stalled front combined with low pressure moving across Texas will increase cloudiness today and showers will return late this afternoon and tonight. This slow moving system could drop significant amounts of rain for southern parts of Louisiana into the Gulf waters.

Clouds were already returning Tuesday morning with temperatures in the mid 50s, highs should reach the upper 70s Tuesday afternoon. Light rain was being reported over southeast Texas and showers could reach the southwest Louisiana coastline later this afternoon. Rain should develop over most of Acadiana overnight and last through Thursday morning.

Severe weather should be concentrated over the Gulf of Mexico with more of a general rain over land. Areas south of I-10 could receive up to two inches of rain, while northern sections will see on average 1-2 inches. Heavy rain is possible over the Gulf where the front will stall.

Since the front will be south of the area, expect temperatures Wednesday and Thursday to only reach the upper 60s, or about 5-10 degrees below normal for this time of year. Skies will clear Friday with cool temperatures remaining in place. Over the weekend, temperatures should rebound back into the mid 70s under partly cloudy skies.

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