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Stormy weather moving in to Acadiana

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A cold front has been sweeping across the country sending temperatures plummeting out to the west, Denver saw a 72 degree drop in 40 hours, and that front is knocking on the door of Acadiana. 

Acadiana, however, has decided not to answer the door as it looks as if the front will stall along the Louisiana and Texas border on Wednesday before crawling through later this weekend. 

While the cold air won't make it into the region the abundance of moisture in the atmosphere will have a chance to interact with the frontal boundary sparking an outbreak of scattered showers and storms across Acadiana. 

Thunderstorm are to be expected on Wednesday but we won't have a problem with severe weather with this particular system, that being said don't get off guard if you see lightning and hear thunder. 

Flooding isn't expected to be an issue either, in fact over a five day stretch we likely won't see more then just a few inches of rainfall area wide, which the ground should be able to easily handle. 

Those who may be traveling around the state should keep in mind that conditions will be wetter and wilder for regions to our north and west, particularly north of Alexandria and out through east Texas. 

As noted earlier the front will come almost to a complete stop and since we are on the warm side of the front it will keep the door open for unsettled weather the rest of the week. 

Finally on Sunday the front is expected to move through so there will be a quick cool down to wrap up the weekend but still nothing like what they're experiencing in other parts of the country. 

In the meantime temperatures will continue to run well above normal this week with highs consistently in the 80s through the first half of the weekend. 

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