Aug 11, 2014 5:23 PM by Daniel Phillips

Cold Front Brings Showers and Storms

An approaching "cold" front will be sweeping across Acadiana Monday night, since there is already an incredibly moist air mass showers and storms will be prevalent along the front. 

Locally heavy downpours will be possible with rain rates that could get close to 2" an hour so be alert for the possibility of localized flooding overnight. 

The front, which will swing through close to midnight Tuesday morning, will linger in the coastal parishes before pushing offshore by Tuesday afternoon. 

Expected scattered showers to have an impact on Tuesday morning's commute, and the roadways will all mostly be fairly soggy so take it slow. 

Wet weather will taper off through the day on Tuesday, and by the evening clouds will have cleared out and we'll start getting some sunshine. 

Slightly cooler air will be moving in behind the front but there won't be much of a dip in temperatures, although Tuesday and Wednesday evening should be pleasant. 

In the tropics the latest disturbance has struggled to get much convection going and conditions for development aren't great so it looks like it will fizzle out. 

Still though we will keep an eye on it, and it serves as a good reminder that we are now getting to the heart of hurricane season. 


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