More scattered showers this weekend but not a wash out

Posted at 8:03 AM, Aug 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-10 09:34:30-04

We have made it to Friday and it looks to be another typical August day in Acadiana.

This morning we have a fair amount of sunshine but clouds will quickly bubble up across the area along with a good chance(60%) for scattered showers and storms beginning later this morning and continuing through the afternoon.

It is also very humid today so any showers that do develop could produce periods of heavy downpours, rumbles of thunder and lightning, gusty winds and maybe a tropical funnel cloud but no need to worry as they are usually harmless and rarely touch the ground.

If you have plans this evening you should be fine however a weak boundary to our north could try to slowly dive down into Acadiana sparking off a few more isolated showers so you might want to keep an eye on the skies, especially for our northern parishes.

Saturday looks to be very similar to today with times of sunshine to start the day but clouds will rapidly move over the region and we will have a 60% chance for pop-up showers and storms.

Thus if you have outdoor plans Sunday looks to be the better day to do them as we should have partly sunny skies and a slightly lower rain chance(40%) for afternoon hit or miss showers and storms.

Also this weekend we are in for a real treat at night as the Perseid meteor shower will be peaking late Sunday night into early Monday morning with one occurring every couple minutes.

Right now the forecast looks perfect for watching the meteor shower as we should have mostly clear skies and with a new moon the sky will be extra dark to catch the meteors streaking across the sky.

As for the extended forecast it is going to get hot and humid again next week with highs in the low to mid 90s and feel like temperatures in the triple digits with slight rain chances(20-30%) each afternoon.