After today’s SWLA soaker, gumbo weather is near - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

After today’s SWLA soaker, gumbo weather is near

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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

After a nice soaking rain drenched southwest Louisiana very early this morning, the majority of the leftover showers have pushed east of the Lafayette area where some moderate to heavy rain is still falling as of late morning.

Today's rain was driven by a low in the Gulf pulling up northeast across the southern part of the state.  As the low moves farther away this evening, it will take the majority of the moisture with it,  resulting in much less rain for second half of our Monday.

On the backside of today's rain is an approaching cold front, expected to push through Tuesday afternoon/evening.  Not much, if any, rain is expected along and ahead of the front tomorrow, but a noticeable drop in temperatures will be felt by Wednesday morning.

Lows in the 50s north of I-10 will be felt as early as Wednesday morning, while Lake Charles will drop to the 60 degree mark.  By Thursday and Friday, all areas along and north of I-10 will be well into the 50s for lows with coastal areas dropping well into the 60s overnight.

Rain looks to remain out of the question for the remainder of the week as cooler, drier air filters in behind the cold front Tuesday.

Temperatures by later this week may even drop down enough to consider putting on a pot of gumbo!

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