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Showers getting in the way of 4th of July plans

Posted: 3:46 PM, Jul 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-03 16:46:49-04

It’s been a wet one across Acadiana with showers falling more or less through the entire day bringing in several inches of rainfall, with the highest amounts in St. Mary Parish totaling around 4-5". 

Showers will persist through the remainder of the afternoon Tuesday and into the evening which will put a some more rain on already saturated ground, haven’t had any reports of major flooding but pooling on the roadways will be likely especially in St. Mary Parish. 

Those hopeful to catch some fireworks Tuesday night will find the showers slowing and eventually coming to an end after dinner, the clouds will linger through into the morning. 

As this disturbance continues to move to the west the blanketing, sustained showers will come to an end Tuesday night, in it’s wake though it will leave behind plenty of unsettled weather. 

What this means for the 4th of July is a mixed bag which will almost certainly prove frustrating to both party planners and those who will be attending any of those parties. 

The first half of the day will be marked with showers and thunderstorms, and while they’ll be more scattered than Tuesday’s showers they’ll be fairly widespread. 

Those showers will be broken up later in the day, which means late night festivities and fireworks should be a go, although the ground will certainly still be damp. 

Scattered showers will continue through the rest of the work week, but a meandering front will be moving in to the area which will spark more rain through the weekend. 

Stay tuned this week as those details emerge and have a safe and happy 4th of July.