Dry and sunny Mother’s Day

Posted at 7:16 PM, May 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-11 23:24:36-04

Overnight, a cool front will push through Acadiana, finally clearing out all the rain and creating a nice, dry Mother’s Day.

After some morning clouds we should see a fair amount of sunshine during the afternoon with comfortable temperatures in the low to mid 80s.

Beautiful Mother’s Day forecast for Acadiana


The other great news is with winds flipping out of the northwest on Sunday that should pull down drier air helping things to really dry up after a very soggy couple days.

The nice weather will continue Monday with lots of sunshine allowing Acadiana to dry out even more.

Tuesday and Wednesday is when things get interesting.

By Tuesday morning a stationary front will develop in the Gulf of Mexico.

Shortwave systems will then ride along this front sparking off rounds of showers and storms out over the Gulf.

What we will have to watch for is if any of this moisture is able to work onshore and produce scattered showers and storms over Acadiana.

Right now the GFS shows some showers working into the portions of Acadiana Tuesday afternoon but rain chances only look to be about 30-40%.

Slight rain chances return Tuesday afternoon


Wednesday the front looks to drift more north giving us a slightly better chance at about 40-50% for scattered showers and storms to push over Acadiana.

Decent rain chances return Wednesday afternoon


Now the thing we will have to watch is with everything so wet from the recent heavy rains if that plays a factor in helping to pull the moisture more north producing better shower chances to develop over our area.

Beyond Wednesday high pressure will build into the southeast creating a sunny and dry end to the work week with temperatures climbing into the upper 80s for highs Thursday and Friday.

Saturday looks to be another dry but warm day with highs approaching 90 before our next front could arrive Sunday afternoon/evening.