Early risers around Acadiana probably noticed a dripping sound as they made their morning coffee. No it wasn't just the coffee maker it was Mother Nature too, adding a little moisture to your plans for today. A low pressure system centered along the northern Gulf of Mexico is expected kick up even more showers as the day goes on.

The National Weather Service radar from Lake Charles indicates most of the rain is east of a Lake Charles to Alexandria line. The showers are moving from southwest to northeast and the heavier rainfall totals today should be expected in the eastern sections of Acadiana.

By Sunday the rains will have move off to the east leaving the skies mostly clear. A slight risk of a shower will enter forecast for late Sunday night and early Monday morning. By New Year's Eve those who are looking for a party should not need the rain gear or umbrellas.

New Year's Day will see an increase in clouds and a chance of showers.