Mostly cloudy on Wednesday | Rain returns by the mid-afternoon

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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - We're looking at showers and thunderstorms moving northward around 30 mph right now, some of them have been a bit on the strong side especially in the eastern part of the viewing area.

Gusty winds were possible as these storms pushed through, but now they're starting to weaken a bit as they move north of I-20.

Before the storms we managed to reach the upper 80s as expected, and temperatures after the storms have cooled quite rapidly into the low and mid 70s.

Once the storms completely move out of the area we'll be remaining mostly cloudy to overcast the rest of the night, with a few showers possible as we get closer to sunrise which is at 6:01am.

As for Wednesday we're looking at more showers and storms moving through the area, and they'll likely begin around mid to late afternoon.

The only difference with the rain on Wednesday is that they'll linger through the overnight and into Thursday morning.

From this round we can expect about an inch to an inch and a half of rain, with a few locally higher amounts.

The rain should subside around lunch time or early afternoon, and then we'll likely see some sunshine by the later afternoon.

Finally we'll start to dry out a little after Friday with a much lower coverage of showers and storms through the weekend and beginning of next week.

Temperatures will also return to more seasonal averages during this time which is low 90s during the afternoon, and low 70s overnight.