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Wet weather for Wednesday

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Acadiana has another warm day on its hands with highs in the afternoon moving into the 80s once again and with plenty of moisture in the atmosphere making it another muggy day. 

Helping to fight back the mugginess is a stiff wind from the south which will be kicking up around 15 mph through the afternoon which will help the humidity from settling in and getting too sticky. 

There will be a lot of moisture in the atmosphere, however, so it will be hard to fight back clouds all day especially as temperatures rise and stir up the atmosphere. 

A few showers will be possible Tuesday but they will be mostly isolated and light never producing much in the way of measurable rainfall, but the showers are expected to expand on Wednesday. 

An impressive looking front will move in from the west and come to an absolute crawl once it gets to west Texas making this a tricky and unsettled forecast with small changes making major impacts. 

As the front stalls to our west will bring heavy showers and storms to Lake Charles and the Texas/Louisiana border, stretching just north into Monroe making it a very wet day for areas to our north. 

A slight movement in the front to the east could bring some of that heavier weather into Acadiana, but the forecast has stayed fairly consistent the last several days giving a little higher confidence to a slowing front. 

While projected rain totals to our north are higher then one would like to see the outlook for Acadiana is much better with only a few inches expected through the rest of the week and weekend. 

If we do see any problems in Acadiana it will be the northern fringes, north Evangeline and St. Landry Parish, but communities along I-10 and the coast should avoid the heaviest rain. 

Severe weather still looks unlikely at this time but I would not be surprised if we get some storms that produce some thunder and lightning especially in the afternoon. 

Since the front is moving so slow the weather will likely stay unsettled through the rest of the week and weekend, but a change in front speed could improve that outlook. 

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