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Dreary couple of days for Acadiana

Posted: 5:51 AM, Oct 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-16 06:51:10-04

This week is going to be a tricky forecast over the next several days with a front hanging out in the Gulf of Mexico, and no real signs of moving out.

Heavy showers have already moved through Acadiana sparking a Flash Flood Warning that will expire at 6:45 am on Tuesday.

The heavy showers will taper off but that front will keep the clouds in place leading to a pretty dreary day but at least keeping temperatures a little more moderate.

Highs Tuesday afternoon will stick in the low 70s although the cooler air will stay to our north as lows tonight will get down to about 60 before leveling off.

This lingering front will complicate the extended forecast tremendously as it will keep the door open for hit or miss showers for another day and keep the clouds locked in place through Wednesday.

Sunshine may return by Thursday but even then the chance for clouds still exist although the rain chances will be greatly diminished.

Looking further ahead seems a fool’s errand currently as the forecast for the weekend has already changed several times this week (it’s Tuesday) as dealing with a stalled front is often very finicky.