Showers moving in Tuesday morning

Posted at 4:46 PM, Jul 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-30 17:46:01-04

Showers roared back into the forecast this past weekend, using plenty of that heat we’ve had built up to bubble up and get rolling over the last several evenings. 

While Monday has produced more of the same the heavier rain is still on tap to arrive on Tuesday morning which will bring in some much needed soaking showers to Acadiana. 

Keep in mind we’re still battling abnormally dry conditions so a good soaking could be very beneficial to all of the agriculture we’re famous for in this part of the state. 

A mostly quiet night on Monday will be interrupted close to dawn with the initial surge of showers pushing through the northern fringes of Acadiana, steadily moving south along a front. 

Showers and embedded thunderstorms will become more widespread through the morning and finally push through Acadiana and come to an end sometime Tuesday afternoon. 

Rain totals as a whole won’t be overly impressive so not expecting flooding to be much of an issue, but with all the moisture available some heavy downpours could certainly be possible. 

Those bursts of heavy downpours can lead quickly to some pooling on low lying roadways but that should be able to drain pretty quickly once the rain eases up a little. 

There will be a break in the rain Tuesday afternoon but another round of stubborn pop up showers may persist through into Wednesday morning, which sets up a tricky part of the forecast. 

The front is expected to stall just outside Acadiana with dry air immediately to the west and moist air immediately to the east with us right in the middle, making any small variation in movement a major change in our weather. 

Right now leaning to a slightly drier scenario for Wednesday and Thursday with only a few pop up showers, but that moist air will start to backtrack toward the end of the week bringing back showers. 

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