Stray showers Tuesday; better rain chances towards the end of the week

Posted at 3:27 PM, May 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-27 23:35:51-04

On Tuesday the ridge of high pressure to our east will slide a little closer to Acadiana helping to increase the sea breeze off the Gulf with winds picking up to about 10-15 mph.

A nice sea breeze will return to Acadiana on Tuesday


That sea breeze will provide just enough lift in the atmosphere to get a couple isolated showers to fire up throughout Acadiana, especially during the late morning and early afternoon hours.

A few isolated showers possible on Tuesday

If you get a pop-up shower that will help to drop temperatures briefly otherwise it will be another hot and humid day with highs near 90 and feels like temperatures in the mid to upper 90s.

Wednesday looks sunny, hot and humid with highs back in the lower 90s.

By Thursday we will be watching a cool front trying to slide down into the ArkLaTex which could spark off a few scattered showers and storms during the afternoon, mainly for our northwestern parishes.

A few scattered showers possible Thursday afternoon


That front and showers dies out quickly Thursday evening once the sun goes down and we lose the heating of the day.

What’s left of the front is expected to then move over Acadiana on Friday giving us our best chance at 40% for scattered showers and a few thunderstorms.

More scattered showers and storms possible Friday afternoon


Slight rain chances continue Saturday as the front will stall over South Louisiana.

A few more showers possible on Saturday


Beyond Saturday another area of high pressure will build over the southeast setting up a stretch of hot and dry weather for Acadiana with highs approaching the mid 90s Sunday through next Wednesday with heat indices expected to reach the triple digits.