May 12, 2014 4:43 PM by Rob Perillo
The new week started off much like this past weekend with partly sunny skies yielding to plenty of clouds associated with scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms.
Tuesday will bring much the same, but higher rain chances are expected Wednesday with a slow moving cool front.
Warm and humid conditions will likely persist for Acadiana through early Wednesday with lows in the upper 60s to lower 70s while highs Tuesday reach the mid-80s once again.
Scattered primarily afternoon/evening showers and a few storms will be possible Tuesday with chance of getting wet in the 30% range.
As the cool front approaches Wednesday, expect increased prospects of showers and locally heavy thunderstorms with activity likely tapering Wednesday evening.
Although Acadiana is not hatched in for a significant threat of severe storms, some storm cells may be capable of producing gusty winds, frequent lightning and locally torrential downpours.
Another inch or two of much needed rain will be possible with the frontal-induced storms.
The pattern looks much better for the end of the week into the weekend with sunny skies and pleasant humidity at least for a few days.
Highs will drop into the mid-upper 70s to lower 80s for the end of the week while nigh-time lows drop into the low-mid 50s!
A slow temperature and humidity moderating trend will start this weekend and will continue into next week.
After Wednesday little or no rain is expected for at least a week.