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Storms Developing Late Today & Tonight

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Clouds will start the day with a few widely scattered sprinkles during the pre-dawn hours. Temperatures will begin in the low to mid 60s as conditions become more muggy. A warm front has lifted through the area in response to low pressure spinning over the upper Midwest. This low will swing a couple of cold fronts through the area this week. The first front is expected to slide through later this evening into the overnight period with a good round of showers and storms, some of which could be strong or severe. 

As for as your Monday, you can expect mostly cloudy skies with occasional peeks of sunshine. Temperatures will reach the mid to upper 70s with breezes out of the south at 10-15 mph. Some storms will develop over the far northwestern regions by this afternoon, with storms marching toward the southeast into the evening hours. Storms should reach Alexandria to Ft. Polk by mid afternoon. Lake Charles to Ville Platte could see some of the storms as early as the afternoon commute times. It appears the rains will reach the I-10 corridor, including Lafayette during the early evening hours, and then reach the coast by later tonight. Most of the rains will exit the area early tomorrow morning.



As the front pushes through, expect overnight temperatures to reach the mid 50s by early Tuesday morning. There will be some lingering showers during the morning, but the rains will end by midday and some clearing should take place. Northerly breezes will kick in, and even with some sunshine, don't expect the temperatures to climb much more than the mid to upper 60s. A secondary push of colder air will reach the area early Wednesday, where lows will dip into the lower 40s. Lots of sunshine can be expected for both Wednesday and Thursday with highs struggling into the lower 60s and lows at night will dip to near 40 degrees, with some 30s over the extreme northern sections. 

A gradual warm up is expected toward the weekend, and another round of showers and storms. We may luck out and have an overnight rain Saturday night into early Sunday, hopefully allowing you to keep your outdoor plans. We'll continue to monitor the next system and the timing and should have a better handle on that forecast later this week. Cooler weather looks to return again early next week.

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