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Cold and Rainy

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Several chilly days are scheduled for Acadiana with gray skies and temperatures hovering in the 40s. A warm front offshore will try to lift northward but will stay just south of the coast over the next couple of days. Meanwhile, an upper disturbance will roll eastward, pulling moisture northward from the Gulf of Mexico, bringing overrunning type rainfall to the area. As the warmer, moisture air rides over the cold conditions over land, we'll see gray skies and occasional light rainfall. Rains will gain intensity and coverage as we go through the day with just about everyone experiencing rain by the evening. Rains will continue overnight into Wednesday, with up to an inch of rain possible by Wednesday evening.

  

Colder air will continue dropping from the middle part of the country. As the rains taper off Wednesday night, expect lows to drop back into the upper 30s. Thursday and Friday should be mainly dry with clouds hanging on Thursday and a few peeks of sunshine for Friday. Temperatures both days will hold in the 40s and low 50s. 

Another system will wind up toward the weekend with a better chance of showers Saturday and New Year's Eve. Temperatures are expected to remain on the cold side. We probably won't get any higher than 60 degrees for the rest of the year. New Year's Day looks sunny with highs in the mid 40s. Perhaps another southern winter event in early 2018?

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