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Showers & storms likely Monday afternoon

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Posted at 4:22 PM, Feb 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-23 23:48:57-05
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For the most part it was a beautiful Mardi Gras weekend with lots of sunshine but this evening clouds have begun to slide over Acadiana.

These clouds are the leading edge of our next frontal system which arrives Monday afternoon.

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A stray shower can't be ruled out Monday morning but the best chance for scattered showers and a few thunderstorms will be between 12-5PM.

This system will produce about a half inch to an inch of rain for most of Acadiana.

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The good news is the rain should be done before the start of the Queen's Parade Monday evening, it just might be a little wet along the route.

Then for Mardi Gras the weather looks really good.

For those participating in Courir de Mardi Gras Tuesday morning temperatures will be in the low 50s.

It does look like a fair amount of high clouds will be linger for Mardi Gras so you won't have to worry about sunburn and it should be quite comfortable for the afternoon parades with highs in the mid 60s.

We could maybe even get a little sunshine late in the day on Mardi Gras.

However, big changes are heading our way for Ash Wednesday as a dry cold front ushers in some winter air.

Temperatures on Wednesday will only warm a few days topping out in the low to mid 50s under partly cloudy skies.

Not only will it be cold on Wednesday but there will be a stiff north breeze at 10-20 mph, with gusts up to 30 mph, making it feel like the mid 40s so bundle up.

Thursday morning lows will dip down into the low to mid 30s producing widespread frost throughout Acadiana, meaning sensitive plants will need to be protected.

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The chilly conditions continue Thursday afternoon as highs hold in the mid 50s but it will feel a little warmer as the winds will be dying down.

It could be another frosty start on Friday with lows falling into the mid 30s, so keep the plants covered.

Friday afternoon our winds begin to turn out of the WSW helping to warm temperatures into the lower 60s.

The sunny but cool weather continues on Saturday as well with highs staying below normal in the low to mid 60s.

Clouds return on Sunday but we stay dry with temperatures again in the low to mid 60s.

Then as we move into the first week of March rain returns to Acadiana with a couple showers possible on Monday followed by widespread showers and a few storms Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday morning with our next cold front.

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