May 8, 2013 4:36 PM by Rob Perillo

Increasing Rain Chances Friday/Saturday

The risk of scattered showers and thunderstorms will increase Friday and likely continue into Saturday as a slow moving frontal trough approaches Acadiana.

A series of upper disturbances riding along the front will be aid in storm development but most activity is expected to remain below severe levels. With that being said, it would not be surprising to see a few strong storms capable of producing isolated pockets of wind damage.

Rain chances will likely be in the 60% range Friday and Saturday with drier more stable air moving in Sunday helping to knock down the rain chances. Prime time for activity based on the latest models looks to be Friday morning through mid-afternoon and then daytime hours Saturday.

In the near term, expect clouds to develop through Thursday morning with a breezy, warm and humid afternoon expected under a cloud and sun mix. Rain chances Thursday should be no higher than the 10% range for most of Acadiana, with a slightly higher risk in western and northern sections.


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