Soggy start to the work week

Posted at 5:40 AM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 08:17:02-04

We've arrived at another Monday here in Acadiana and to kick off the start of the new work week a round of widespread showers that look to stick around for the next several days.

Acadiana is completely saturated with deep atmospheric moisture which combined with a weak low as churned up a round of early showers along the coast which will gradually spread north through the morning.

Clouds will linger through the remainder of the day and a flare up of showers will be possible again in the afternoon and evening as the moisture is going to be sticking around for quite a while.

This moisture is pretty stubborn and will take several days to drift out of the area and allow some slightly drier air to move back into the area for the end of the work week.

After several days worth of rain the precipitation totals are looking to be around the 1-2" range with some areas along the coast possibly picking up 3-4", with tropical showers it's always possible to see those numbers quickly go up with a solid downpour.

The good news is though that because the rain isn't continuous the ground will have a chance to dry out which will prevent any widespread flooding concerns, as always though a solid downpour can lead to localized flash flooding.

As showers slow down for the end of the week a return of typical late summer weather for the weekend.