Jul 10, 2013 6:26 PM by Rob Perillo
A weak frontal trough approaching from the north combined with deeper tropical moisture over the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico and Eastern Gulf Coast States will likely bring a better chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms to Acadiana by late Thursday.
Best rain chances will develop during the afternoon and may persist a little deeper into the evening hours.
And as always, locally heavy downpours, frequent lightning and gusty winds may accompany some of the storms.
More stable and slightly drier air behind this system will work it's way into the region by late Friday lowering rain chances (and temperatures by a couple of degrees) especially into Saturday.
Scattered afternoon storms will return Sunday into early next week.
Long range models continue to suggest that an upper level low pressure system will traverse westward across the Gulf next week with deep tropical moisture getting entrained into the system and pushing toward the area. If this is the case, rain chances will likely increase for mid-late next week.
This pattern may repeat for Acadiana into the following week.