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Feeling Spring-like Sunday; Scattered showers/storms Monday morning

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Patchy to dense sea fog will slide over the lower portions of Acadiana later tonight as visibility will drop below half a mile for many locations by Sunday morning.

Once the fog burns off it will be a warm and breezy day with highs climbing into the lower 70s with winds picking up out of the south at 10-15 mph.

Later Sunday night into early Monday morning our next cold front will swing through Acadiana producing a line of showers and thunderstorms.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed portions of Acadiana under a marginal risk (5%) for a few thunderstorms to become severe with damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph being the main concern.

Flooding should not be an issue with this system as the rains will only last about an hour before pushing off to the east, so rainfall amounts should only add up to about a half an inch for most of Acadiana while the heaviest downpours could produce up to an inch in some localized spots.

Behind this front skies will gradually clear throughout the day on Monday as slightly cool air moves into the region.

Lows Tuesday morning could drop into the upper 30s under mostly clear skies.

Tuesday afternoon will be a typical winter day in Acadiana with highs near 60.

Tuesday evening a dry cold front will dive down from the north pushing down another wave of slightly cooler air.

Thus Wednesday will be the coolest day of the week but compared to the last week will still feel rather comfortable with highs falling just a few degrees into the upper 50s.

After a chilly start Thursday with lows in the mid 30s high pressure will start to slide off to the east causing winds to turn more easterly helping to warm temperatures back into the lower 60s. 

Friday clouds will start to increase as winds flip out of the southeast pushing warm, moist air off the Gulf over the region.

Unfortunately rain chances look to return next weekend, especially Saturday evening, as an area of low pressure in the Gulf will combine with a cold front to producing widespread scattered showers.

Some of these showers could linger into Sunday morning before we start to dry out again moving into the first half of the following week.

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