Jul 14, 2014 5:17 PM by Rob Perillo
Showers and storms will become likely for Acadiana Tuesday as a fizzling cool front approaches the area.
Look for highest rain chances to develop Tuesday afternoon and likely lasting well into the evening hours as the frontal boundary slows to a crawl Tuesday night.
Some storms, which will be moving from the northwest to the southeast, could be quite strong with the possibility of gusty winds and small hail, along with the usual torrential downpours and frequent cloud to ground lightning.
Although the front will stall across the area, or just offshore late Tuesday night, it does appear, per the KATC RPM Model, that there may be enough of a push with the front and storms to decrease our temperatures, humidity and rain chances, if only for a 24 hour period therafter!
Wednesday look for highs in the upper 80s to near 90 after a morning start closer to 70 with a brief respite in the high summer humidity.
As per usual in the summer, the return flow from the Gulf of Mexico will commence quickly Thursday with scattered storms likely returning for the latter part of the afternoon into the evening hours.
The pattern looks quite unsettled Friday into the front half of the weekend with deep tropical moisture pooling across Louisiana and remnant instability from the frontal trough to yield a good chance of showers and locally heavy storms.
Rain chances should gradually lower Sunday into early next week.