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Scattered showers Wednesday with more rain for Mardi Gras weekend

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Light hit or miss showers will continue this evening as we will be in a mild and muggy atmosphere out ahead of our next cold front.

The front will swing through Acadiana Wednesday morning producing scattered showers and maybe a few rumbles of thunder with some small hail possible.

Even after the front pushes out into the Gulf by lunchtime we will still have some overrunning scattered showers through the afternoon into the evening.

The models are a little uncertain on the rainfall amounts as we could maybe only see a quarter to a half inch of rain on the low end while the Euro shows most of Acadiana picking up a little over an inch.


In either case I am not expected any flooding concerns.

The bigger story Wednesday afternoon will be the drop in temperatures as we will start in the low to mid 60s before falling to the upper 40s by Wednesday afternoon with a stiff breeze out of the north between 10-20 mph making it feel even cooler.


Thursday looks dry but it will be a cool and cloudy day with highs staying in the mid to upper 50s.

By Friday warmer temperatures return as highs climb into the mid to upper 60s but so too does the chance for scattered showers, especially during the late afternoon and evening.

Mardi Gras weekend is looking rather rainy with a couple systems pushing into the region.

Rain chances will be around 70% for both Saturday and Sunday with the possibility for rainfall totals between 2-4 inches, which could cause some minor flood concerns on roadways and poor drainage areas.

Thus it looks to be a good idea to have the rain gear with you if you are heading out to catch any of the parades this weekend.

Lundi Gras isn't looking too bad as a cold front late Sunday could bring some drier air to Acadiana for Monday but I think the clouds remain over the region with temperatures in the low to mid 60s.

Dry conditions could hold on for Mardi Gras morning/afternoon which is good news for the earlier events/parades but a warm front will be lifting off the Gulf and pushing over Acadiana producing another round of scattered showers.

But the models are all over the place beyond Sunday so the forecast will likely change in the coming days so stay with KATC for the latest Mardi Gras forecast but prepare for the activities this weekend to be on the wet side.  

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