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Winter's marching in

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There's a well-advertised front moving into Acadiana Tuesday afternoon which will send us plunging into winter for the first time the season and could keep temperatures chilly for quite some time. 

The front will move through roughly around lunchtime in Acadiana sparking a round of showers and thunderstorms as it moves in, while it wouldn't be surprising for a few blustery storms to move through no severe weather is expected. 

Initial downpours may be heavy but they won't last long enough to cause any flooding concerns with rain totals likely not getting much higher than a half inch Tuesday. 

Once the front moves through the winds will take a hard turn out of the north and increase in speed driving much colder air into the region, although moisture content will still be high. 

While the showers will gradually taper off into the evening the front will stall just offshore keeping the clouds in place and the door open for another round of showers to move in on Wednesday and Thursday. 

This may raise a few eyebrows as several days of rain can lead to problems but the showers we see won't be the same as the heavy drops we get during the summer time and instead will be slow, steady, and drizzly. 

This will make for a dreary, winter-like couple of days with the clouds refusing to clear and temperatures not making it to the mid-50s until Friday, before the bottom eventually falls out and we hit freezing for the first time Sunday morning. 

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