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Dry start to the week but showers return Tuesday into Wednesday

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Skies will continue to gradually clear this evening as a weak cool front pushes into Acadiana dragging down some drier and cooler air as morning lows will drop into the low to mid 40s.

With lots of sunshine Monday temperatures will warm up to near average in the low to mid 60s.

Monday evening into Tuesday clouds will move off the Gulf and back over the region as a warm front lifts up over Acadiana.

Thanks to a steady breeze out of the South it will feel spring-like Tuesday afternoon with highs climbing into the lower 70s with humidity levels on the rise.

With this extra moisture in the air there will be a slight chance(30-40%) for a few scattered showers.

Wednesday a cold front will sweep through Acadiana producing a line of widespread showers and a few storms during the late morning into the afternoon.

At this time the heaviest showers/storms look to stay to our north up towards Alexandria and Monroe where they could see 1-2 inches of rain but for us in Acadiana the models are only showing about a half inch.

Behind this front skies will clear and temperatures will cool off again as lows Thursday morning could drop into the upper 30s to near 40.

Thursday will be another nice day with a mix of sun and clouds and highs in the upper 50s to near 60.

By Friday we will get a return flow off the Gulf pushing clouds and moisture back over the region helping to produce a few isolated showers.

Looking ahead to Mardi Gras weekend it could be on the wet side but mild with temperatures in the mid 60s.

Models are pretty consistent showing another cold front sliding through Louisiana Saturday producing scattered showers and a few storms.

Sunday the front could stall along the coast allowing for some overrunning sparking off another round of scattered showers.

As for Monday models are showing about a 20-30% chance for a few more light scattered showers, otherwise it will be cloudy with temperatures in the lower 60s.

Maybe by the early morning hours of Fat Tuesday a cold front will swing down and push the showers back out to sea allowing for drier conditions for most of the parades and events.

However, it is still several days out so the forecast could change but as of right now you might want to have the rain gear ready just in case scattered showers are in the area around the time of the parades. 

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