Jun 13, 2014 4:17 PM by Rob Perillo

Summer Pattern Returns for Last Weekend of Spring

Acadiana will see a return of a more summer-like pattern for the last weekend of spring with lower rain chances and hotter temperatures.  Summer officially begins on the calender next Saturday June 21st at 5:51 am.

An upper level disturbance that brought scattered showers and storms to Acadiana Friday will continue to advance offshore into the Gulf of Mexico this weekend with drier more stable air to follow for Acadiana.

Rain chances won't be completely out of the forecast this weekend, but they will be closer to 20% or less.

Otherwise, expect partly cloudy, hot and humid conditions to dominate with highs back near the 90 degree mark for Saturday (Flag Day) and Sunday (Father's Day).

The pattern looks quite similar for much of next week with rain chances inching downward, closer to 10%.

With fewer showers next week, daytime highs will push into the lower 90s with a few readings along the northern parishes of Acadiana possibly reaching the mid-90s.

The tropics remain quiet in the Atlantic Basin, while the long range GFS Model remains insistent on some sort of tropical development near the Yucatan/Straights of Florida by the end of next week, into the following weekend.

The GFS model over the last few weeks has shown promise of tropical development in the 7-10 day period but to no avail...this means at least at this time, the model is not recognizing nor modelling the overall pattern well in this region.


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