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Staying cool with scattered showers returning

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Clouds will continue to stream over Acadiana tonight helping to act as a blanket holding temperatures in the lower 40s Tuesday morning.

Tuesday afternoon light scattered showers will gradually develop from west to east across Acadiana as an area of low pressure slides up the Texas Coast.

Scattered showers will become more widespread late Tuesday into the early morning hours of Wednesday as the low pressure pushes to the east along the Louisiana coast.

Showers should come to an end around lunchtime on Wednesday but it will still be a rather cool and gloomy day with lots of clouds and highs only in the upper 40s.

Late Wednesday into Thursday morning a stationary front will form along the Louisiana coast helping to fire off another round of scattered showers.

Again these showers will be fairly light as rainfall totals for the next few days only look to be about a half inch with some localized spots down towards St. Mary parish getting closer to an inch, so flooding should not be a concern.

Once the stationary front falls apart Thursday afternoon we will have some drier weather move over Acadiana with sunshine returning by Friday afternoon.

However, even with the sunshine temperatures will stay below average as highs on Friday will only make the mid 50s.

We warm a couple more degrees on Saturday as highs will push the upper 50s under partly cloudy skies.

Right now it does not look good for New Years Eve as our next cold front will be swinging down into Acadiana producing the chance for scattered showers right around the time you will be heading out to ring in the New Year.

Then behind the front it will turn sharply colder to start 2018 as highs New Years Day and Tuesday will only be in the mid 40s with overnight lows dropping down into the mid to upper 20s.

A hard freeze looks like a good possibility for all of Acadiana next Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.   

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