Apr 12, 2013 5:08 PM by Rob Perillo
After a nice start to the weekend, clouds will be increasing across Acadiana Saturday night with a round of showers and thunderstorms likely developing overnight through Sunday morning.
An upper level disturbance disturbance over northern Mexico will allow for a warm front to develop along the Northern Gulf of Mexico Saturday. This front will advance northward Saturday night through Sunday morning providing sufficient lift to produce showers and storms.
Although no organized severe weather is anticipated with this system, some storms may be capable of producing hail and strong winds during the wee morning hours Sunday.
Showers and storms should advance eastward into Southeast Louisiana Sunday afternoon with a few intervals of sun possible for Acadiana.
Rain totals will likely vary greatly across Acadiana with this system producing light amounts over northern portions of Acadiana, up to an inch along the I-10 corridor and possible 1-2" across the coastal parishes and especially toward Southeastern Louisiana.
Temperature-wise, look for highs in the upper 70s Saturday and Sunday.
Next week is shaping up to be warm and humid with plenty of clouds until the next front arrives by Thursday. Best rain chances next week will be like the last couple of weeks, late Wednesday into Thursday.