Jun 9, 2014 5:09 AM by Dave Baker

Hot Today, Storms Tuesday

Some changes on the way for Acadiana. After an extended period of mainly dry weather, rain will be back in the forecast starting Tuesday.

High pressure centered over the southeastern U.S. will move toward Florida over the next couple of days allowing a disturbance over the Texas panhandle to drift eastward. Already areas of rain and storms have moved across north Texas and even northern Louisiana over the past 24 hours. Some of the residual energy could still spark a few storms over the northern half of the region later this afternoon.

Tuesday the low will move just north of Acadiana, giving us about a 60% chance for rain and storms. The air mass will be unstable, and there will be plenty of moisture in place. Some heavy rains will be possible, especially in the northern areas. This low will pass to the east on Wednesday so chances for rain will drop again, but not totally. The unstable air should remain in place, so typical summer time afternoon showers and storms will return. Temperatures will remain near normal.



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