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Cold front brings more rain/Watching the Gulf for potential system

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Posted at 4:20 PM, Oct 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-15 17:20:39-04

It was another rainy day for Acadiana with many spots in Lafayette, and north of the interstate, picking up another 1-2 inches of much needed rain.

A few hit or miss showers will be possible this evening otherwise it will be dry but rain chances will be increasing later on tonight into early Wednesday morning as a cold front drops down into Acadiana.

As this cold front works south through the Bayou state it could produce a few strong to severe storms across northern portions of the state but the storms should weaken as they move into Acadiana, however a couple could still produce some wind gusts up to 30-40 mph and rounds of moderate to heavy rains.

Also, we might have to watch for a few stronger storms along the coast Wednesday morning as Vermilion, Iberia and St. Mary parish could get a couple hours of heating making the atmosphere a little more unstable for storms to fire up as the front swings through the area.

The front, and most of the rain, should push out into the Gulf by lunchtime with winds picking up out of the north behind the front Wednesday afternoon.

Not only will the winds increase behind the front but cooler air will be moving into Acadiana with highs on Wednesday holding in the lower 70s under mostly cloudy skies.

Fall makes a return for Thursday with lows in the low to mid 50s and highs struggling to reach the lower 70s under partly sunny skies.

Friday morning will also be on the cool side with lows in the mid 50s but with a bit more sunshine sunshine highs should warm back into the upper 70s.

Friday afternoon/evening there is a chance a few isolated showers and storms could try to push out of the Gulf and over Acadiana as a potential tropical system develops in the Gulf.

For a full discussion on this potential system in the Gulf read our article here.

It does look like we will see a decent chance for scattered showers and storms on Saturday from this system.

Sunday we could get a break in the rain before another round of showers and storms returns on Monday as our next cold front slides into Acadiana.

This front looks to bring more fall-like weather for Tuesday and Wednesday with lows in the mid 50s and highs below normal in the mid 70s.