May 30, 2014 4:47 PM by Rob Perillo
Acadiana will begin to see a more summer-like pattern this weekend into next week but there will still be scattered showers and storms in the forecast through early next week.
Look for a sun & cloud mix along with a healthy scattering of mainly daytime showers and storms through Sunday.
And with deep tropical moisture and a somewhat unstable atmosphere aloft, there will be the risk of a few benign funnel clouds when activity cranks-up from mid-morning through the mid-afternoon hours.
As of Friday afternoon, rain chances appear to be in the 40% range Saturday and near 50-60% Sunday.
Acadiana will also see more sun with highs pushing into the mid-upper 80s over the next several days. Combine those temperatures with relatively high humidity, and it will certainly feel more like summer across the area.
The pattern into next week, locally, looks a little drier rain-wise and hotter with Acadiana's first chance of a 90 degree day for 2014 coming by or before mid-week.
Meanwhile, in the deep tropics, long range models are fairly unanimous on some tropical development in the Bay of Campeche/Southern Gulf mid-late next week with the possibility of a meandering Gulf system possible for several days.
Whether there is development or not, it appears that a persistent surge of deep tropical moisture (also could be deemed a monsoonal flow) will be heading for the Northeastern Gulf into Florida in the 6-12 day time frame.