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Warm and breezy to start the week

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It will be another mild night for Acadiana as a warm front continues to lift up to the I-20 corridor but this will set up more patchy to dense fog to develop throughout the region, especially along the coastline.

Once the fog/low clouds burn off we should have a fair amount of sunshine Monday afternoon warming temperatures into the upper 70s to lower 80s.

The other thing you will notice on President's Day is the winds picking up out of the SSE at 10-20 mph with some gusts up to 25 mph.

Tuesday looks to be very similar to Monday with warm and breezy conditions as highs climb into the lower 80s.

Late in the day on Tuesday we could even see a slight chance for a few stray showers.

Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms return Wednesday, especially for the western and northern sections of Acadiana, as a front boundary will slowly work into Eastern Texas, with a few shortwave lows running along the front. 

On and off rain showers will linger Wednesday night into Thursday morning as the front tries to push a little closer to Acadiana before the front ends up lifting back to the north late Thursday into Friday.

Right now with us being on the edge of this boundary rainfall totals could vary a lot with southeastern Acadiana maybe only seen about a half inch of rain but portions of western and northern Acadiana could pick up between 1-2 inches of rain.

The big concern is areas to the north towards the ArkLaTex which could receive 6-12 inches of rain leading to potential flooding concerns along the Red River.

This is something we will monitor closely to see where these excessive rains develop.

Back here in Acadiana slight rain chance will linger Friday into the weekend as the spring-like pattern hangs around creating the possibility for a few pop-up showers each afternoon with highs will be in the upper 70s and lower 80s mixed with plenty of moisture in the atmosphere.

Our next cold front bringing widespread scattered showers to Acadiana looks to arrive late Sunday into Monday but temperatures stay mild behind the front only dropping a couple degrees into the low to mid 70s for highs next Monday and Tuesday.

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