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Scattered showers & thunderstorms Monday morning

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Later tonight into Monday morning between 3AM and 11AM a strong cold front will sweep through Acadiana producing scattered showers and a few thunderstorms.

A couple of the thunderstorms could be on the stronger side with wind gusts up to 40-50mph but the good news is the worst of the storms look to stay just to our north up towards the Ark-La-Tex where they are under a slight risk for severe weather.

Also, these showers should move through the area pretty quickly so flooding will not be an issue with most communities only getting about a quarter to a half inch of rain.

However, one or two storms could be on the heavier side and produce a quick inch of rain in very isolated spots but even then flooding should not be a concern.

Once the front pushes off to the east by lunchtime skies should rapidly clear out with plenty of sunshine expected across Acadiana by the afternoon warming highs into the upper 60s to near 70.

Now it will be breezy behind the front with winds flipping out of the WNW at 10-15 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.

This breeze will eventually push down some cooler air into Acadiana as lows Tuesday morning will drop into the upper 30s and lower 40s.

Tuesday through Thursday we should see some seasonable weather with plenty of sunshine and highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s and overnight lows in the low to mid 30s.

Friday as high pressure scoots off to the east a return flow off the Gulf will push clouds over the region and cause rain chances to go up.

Friday afternoon/evening a weak area of low pressure in the northern Gulf will start to push scattered showers onshore.

Rain chances increase to about 60-70% Saturday as the low in the Gulf mixes with our next cold front diving down into the southeast to creating widespread showers and a few thunderstorms.

A couple stray showers could linger into Sunday morning before the front slides off to the east.

Behind this front we could get another round of cold air causing below average temperatures for much of following week.

Highs Sunday through Wednesday will only be in the low to mid 50s, with some communities not getting out of the 40s on Monday.

And by Tuesday morning overnight lows could bottom out at or below the freezing mark again.

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