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Scattered Showers/Storms Friday Evening; Big Rains Early Next Week

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Scattered showers and storms are on the way for Acadiana by Friday evening with a stronger, more robust weather system anticipated for early next week.

In between, the weekend will be quiet & spring-like.

An upper level low will swing through Texas Friday bringing increased cloud cover and the threat of scattered showers by late afternoon. 

The best chance of rain and some embedded storms will be most likely Friday evening.

The system will be progressive, so rain totals should generally be between 1/2 inch to one inch.

Severe storms are not expected with this system, but a few storms during the evening will likely have some gusty winds.

Rains should end around midnight with a relatively sedate and mild weekend on tap for the area.

Look for partly cloudy skies Saturday and Sunday with highs in the mid-upper 70s Saturday and near the lower 80s Sunday.

The next weather system to impact Acadiana will be rolling from the West Coast this weekend and likely likely produce an area of surface low pressure across Texas Sunday, with the system slowly advancing into the Northwest Gulf of Mexico Tuesday into Wednesday.

This will bring the threat of heavy rains to the area starting Monday night with high rain chances likely to continue into Tuesday.

While it is way too early for accurate rainfall projections across the area, a good soaking will be likely with the possibility of 3-5" for Southern Louisiana between Monday night into Tuesday.

In addition to the possibility of some sort of localized flood threat, there could be the risk of isolated severe storms, especially Monday night, but again, forecasting with any accuracy is impossible four plus days away from this weather-maker.

The threat of heavy rains should end Tuesday night, with periods of light rain, drizzle and fog persisting into Wednesday before the upper system moves out.

The end of next week into the following weekend look fairly quiet as we head into the big Mardi Gras period...for now there don't appear to be any big weather systems through the holiday period, but the forecast is always subject to change.

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