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

Posted: 4:20 PM, Oct 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-15 17:20:39-04
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.