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Dec 13, 2012 7:23 PM by Rob Perillo

Warmer Weekend, Rain Chances Develop

Milder temperatures along with increased cloud cover are in the forecast for Acadiana this weekend.

A series of storm systems moving across the U.S. this weekend will engender a return flow from the Gulf of Mexico allowing for temperatures to warm into the upper 60s Friday and spring-like mid-upper 70s across Acadiana this weekend.

With the warmer temperatures, plenty of clouds are expected with the risk of a few sprinkles or light showers as early as Friday night and the risk of scattered rain showers Saturday.

Rain chances should stay 30% or less through Saturday night but will increase to 60% or better late Sunday into Sunday night as a frontal trough gradually works its way through the region.

In addition to shower activity, embedded thunderstorms will become more likely Sunday afternoon/evening. At this point, no organized severe weather is anticipated.

Drier and slightly cooler air will move back into the area early-mid-next week.

Surface Forecast Map for Noon Sunday:

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