A couple nice days before showers & storms return

Posted at 4:47 PM, May 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-04 23:54:18-04

It was a stormy start to the weekend, but the showers have moved off to the East, and things are looking nice for your Saturday evening.

With skies clearing and winds relatively calm tonight, we will have the possibility for patchy to dense fog Sunday morning as the ground is still wet from this morning’s showers.

Areas of patchy to dense fog are a possibility Sunday morning.

Once the fog and low clouds mix out, Sunday looks to be a nice day with lots of sunshine and highs where they should be this time of year in the mid 80s with comfortable humidity levels.

Near average temperatures Sunday afternoon in Acadiana

Monday will be another dry day with partly cloudy skies but temperatures will be on the warm side in the upper 80s as high pressure slides off to the east flipping winds out of the southeast.

By Tuesday clouds start to thicken and rain chances increase as a shortwave system slides out of Texas and over south Louisiana.

Showers and Storms return Tuesday

This will be the start of several rounds of showers and storms for the rest of the work week into the following weekend.

It will not rain all day every day but we will have a decent chance (50-60%) each day for scattered showers and thunderstorms to develop and Wednesday we could even have a couple rounds of showers.

Another round of showers Wednesday morning

Right now I am not expecting any severe weather but one or two storms could be on the strong side with heavy downpours, thunder and lightning and gusty winds up to 40-50 mph.

Showers and storms possible Thursday evening

When it is not raining we should have peeks of sunshine making it feel rather hot and humid with highs in the mid to upper 80s and feel like temperatures near 90.

What we will have to watch out for is minor flash flooding in spots as the ground will start to get saturated and with rounds of heavy downpours possible the typical spots could flood briefly.

But for the most part I think we will be find as there should be enough breaks between the showers for most areas to drain and dry out as we will see only about 2-3 inches over the next 7 days but for areas to our north towards Shreveport they could see some very heavy rains this week between 5-10 inches.

A wet week ahead for most in Louisiana