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Nice start, but wet finish to weekend

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Posted at 5:33 PM, Jan 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-24 19:52:22-05
ROB'S WEATHER FORECAST 6PM PART 1 1/24/2020
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After a chilly start across the Acadiana area Saturday, look for another mostly sunny day followed by increasing high clouds in the afternoon ahead of rain shower activity that will arrive Saturday night and continue into Sunday.

Saturday morning temperatures across the area will be in the mid-upper 30s with the possibility of some patchy light frost primarily in the northern-most Acadiana parishes.

Temperatures Saturday afternoon will warm right back to near normal...in the lower 60s.

Clouds will increase and thicken Saturday night holding temperatures closer to the upper 40s to lower 50s with areas of rain likely developing and advancing into the area from the southwest after midnight.

Rain chances will increase to 80% or better late Saturday night and continue into Sunday.

Showers will continue on and off for a good part of the day Sunday, with activity anticipated to decrease from west to east later Sunday afternoon into the evening hours.

Rain totals, like our last rain-maker, should be an inch or less, with the bulk of the heavier showers and even some thunderstorms expected to stay offshore with an area of weak low pressure.

Temperatures Sunday will be capped by the cloud cover and rains, in the upper 50s to lower 60s.

Acadiana will get a brief break from the rain Monday with fair to partly cloudy skies, but the pattern will stay "fast and active" with possible weather systems to bring rain chances back to the area Tuesday and then again Thursday at the very least.

While longer range models disagree on pattern timing and features beyond Monday, they do agree for now, that next weekend looks pretty decent at this time.

See the KATC 10 Day Forecast for the latest.