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Stormy night ahead, nice and cool follows

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Showers and storms will be likely for Acadiana through early Tuesday morning associated with a cool front that will insure a favorable and seasonably cool weather pattern for the balance of the week.

In the near term, showers and storms will rumble across Acadiana through the evening and overnight hours with storm preceding, accompanying and immediately following the front. Rain chances will be near 100%.

Per the Storm Prediction Center, there will be a marginal risk (5% chance of a severe storm within 25 miles of any point in the risk area) of storms that could contain damaging winds and/or hail, primarily across the extreme northwestern portions of Acadiana into Southwest Louisiana.

The severe weather risk should be confined to mainly pre-midnight storms, after which there still may be some dynamics in play for the rest of Acadiana for a few isolated, gusty down-bursts of 40-50 mph and/or some small hail...marble size of less, which is deemed below severe levels.

Rain totals per the latest HRRR/Predictive Radar and RPM Models should be in the 1-2" range...which is plenty to help wash out some of the extreme tree (mostly oak) pollen in the area, while storms should be progressive enough to not cause any localized flooding issues.

The rainfall however, will not be great for the Calcasieu River Basin where water levels remain near flood stages in many locals.

Precipitation should end pre-dawn hours most spots, with some lingering activity possible along the coast first thing Tuesday.

Clouds should linger through midday Tuesday, with clearing and mostly sunny skies and pleasant temperatures, in the upper 60s, anticipated for the afternoon.

Chillier conditions arrive Tuesday night into Wednesday morning with lows dropping and staying in the low to mid 40s for the rest of the week...a few readings pushing the upper 30s Thursday and Friday mornings would not be out of the question in the northern parishes.

Daytime highs will be below normal Wednesday and Thursday with afternoon readings in the rather invigorating lower 60s.

Acadiana's next weather-maker will arrive Saturday with showers and storms quite possible...and there may be a slightly better opportunity of severe storms then...skies will clear Sunday with a couple of nice days to follow.

Another storm system should threaten the area mid-next week, with hints of a severe weather threat, and perhaps some tornado dynamics near the coast, depending on the track of the system...we'll see.

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