Apr 1, 2013 6:25 PM by Rob Perillo
A series of upper disturbances combined with low pressure development in the Gulf of Mexico will bring soaking rains and embedded storms to Acadiana late Tuesday into Wednesday.
Clouds will gradually increase through Tuesday afternoon with scattered showers and perhaps a few storms developing during the afternoon.
Rain chances will increase to the 80-90% range Tuesday night through much of Wednesday with rain totals of 2-3" likely.
KATC's RPM/FutureCast has been consistently indicating significantly more rainfall for the area with totals along the coast of 5 inches or more possible.
Current forecast thinking is that the bulk of the heavy-duty, persistent storms, will stay offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, but trends may need to be monitored for the possibility of a heavy rain event, especially for the coastal parishes.
Either way, offshore conditions will be rather stormy with strong winds, high waves and very heavy rainfall likely.
Rain and storms will be ending early Thursday with skies clearing by Thursday night.
Friday and the weekend should be mostly sunny and pleasant.