Posted: Apr 29, 2013 4:17 PM by Daniel Phillips
I'm afraid the forecast for the next few days is a bit of a mess, as pop up rain chances will be the norm to start the week. There will be two systems of note this week, with the first a small disturbance coming out of Gulf which will provide us with plenty of moisture to get some scattered showers firing up across Acadiana.
Don't be surprised if you hear a rumble or two of thunder and get some lightning to go along with it as temperatures will be warm enough to support some thunderstorms as well. Coverage of these storms won't be encompass all of southern Lousiana and the areas that do see rain will be rather random and sporadic.
We'll ride about a 50% chance of rain into Tuesday and Wednesday, and may start to dry out slowly on Thursday. Thursday, however, is when we will introduce the next system we'll be keeping an eye on. Without much in the way of moisture it should keep clouds in the region but showers will become less abundant.
What we will watch with this system, which comes in from the north, is what it will do to our temperatures. Things have been warming up in Acadiana but that warm up may be put on pause this week. Cold air from the north will infiltrate into Louisiana and Friday night into Saturday morning we may end up with some record setting lows.