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Setting up for a wet weekend, and quite possibly a cloudy/wet week to follow

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An active sub-tropical jet stream will stay over Louisiana into next week, keeping clouds locked in the area for the next 5 to 6 days.

And along with a series of low pressure systems developing in the Gulf of Mexico, high rain chances will advance into the area starting late Saturday night into Sunday.

This weekend's weather system will likely bring a good soaking with embedded thunderstorms likely toward Sunday morning.

Rain totals will most likely be in the 1-2" range, with isolated areas possibly seeing up to 3" or a little more. 

More rain and disturbances will be on the way with showers likely into Monday, although not as heavy as Sunday's weather.

The moisture along with the active jet stream looks to stay locked in through mid-week with rain chances and even a few storms possible through Wednesday.

Chilly temperatures will stay anchored in the area going into the weekend, with readings mostly in the 40s and 50s, but will trend to the milder side Sunday into much of next week.

It appears that each day next week Acadiana will have a shot at the low-mid 70s, but toward the end of next week, into the following Christmas weekend, is literally up on the air!

For now, it appears that a couple of warm days, with some limited sun will be possible next Thursday into early Friday, but a strong front could arrive for the weekend that follows, along with chance of precipitation becoming more likely by next Sunday.

So it could be on the cold, and wet side for Christmas Eve, and perhaps Christmas Day, but how cold, and how accurate this part of the forecast is, remains in great doubt.

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