Mar 10, 2014 6:30 PM by Rob Perillo
A weak area of low pressure developing over the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday will bring scattered showers to Acadiana, but the bulk of rain and heavier storms will likely stay well offshore and bypass the area to the east.
Rain totals appear to be a lot lower than was previously advertised over the weekend with totals inland likely less than 1/2 inch.
A "heads-up" up for offshore interests as strong storms capable of producing high winds gusts will be possible through Tuesday afternoon.
Mostly scattered shower activity is expected inland with a few embedded thunderstorms possible, especially along the coastal parishes.
Highest rain chances for Acadiana will be during the morning through the mid-afternoon hours with the risk of scattered showers gradually diminishing late Tuesday afternoon/evening.
We could see another round of fog following this system Tuesday night until a strong cool front arrives early Wednesday.
Skies will gradually clear Wednesday with sunny, breezy and cool conditions likely by the end of the day.
Temperatures will range in the upper 60s to lower 70s Tuesday but will cool into the upper 50s to lower 60s Wednesday.
Sunny and cool conditions are expected Thursday into early Friday with clouds returning Friday afternoon.
Temperatures Thursday morning will start out in the upper 30s to lower 40s but should rise into the lower 60s under full sunshine.
Highs will reach the mid-upper 60s Friday with readings back into the 70s this weekend in spite of mostly cloudy skies and the chance of scattered showers returning.