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Scattered Rain

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September 13

12:30pm

Overview
A ridge of High Pressure has moved out of our area and it is being replaced by a cold front. There is a Low Pressure System over the Great Lakes Region with a cold front that has an associated cold front that is stretched through the NE U.S., Ohio River Valley and into the Southern Plains. In the wake of this front there is a ridge of high pressure that has cooler, more dense air behind the front.
 
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Discussion
As a ridge of High Pressure continues to move east and out of our area, rain chances will be on the rise accompanied by increasing clouds. The approaching cold front is slowing down. A developing Low Pressure over ArkLaTex will help this front push forward. This system looks like it will stall out over our area for a few days and bring elevated rain chances to Cenla through the weekend.
  
For the rest of the day
Expect to see plenty of sunshine mixed with some clouds (Call it, mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies) with increasing clouds and rising rain chances this afternoon.  Highs will climb into the upper 80's and lower 90's with a little humidity (Not enough for an impressive heat index). The good news is that: Though temps are rising, they will not get too high. In fact, highs will remain around normal for this time of the year. Call it, seasonably warm. With light to moderate winds, swinging around to the Southeast and a good chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout Louisiana.  

For the rest of the 7day planner
Expect to see gradually increasing clouds and slowly rising rain chances throughout the next couple of days. This front will move through, stall out and provide elevated rain chances until the beginning of the work week. After the stalled front fizzles out, expect clearing skies with the beginning of the work week. Highs will remain in the mid 80's and lower 90's throughout the forecast.

TODAY...Expect partly cloudy skies with increasing cover, becoming mostly cloudy and scattered (40%) showers and thunderstorms. Highs 85-92. E/SE wind 4-12 mph, except stronger and variable near storms.

THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly to mostly cloudy with a slight chance (20%) for lingering rain. Lows 66-72. Little or no wind.

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