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Sloppy weather for the weekend

Posted: 4:19 PM, Aug 31, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-31 19:32:39-04

A bit of a sloppy weekend coming up across Acadiana with an impressive surge of moisture moving in from the Gulf of Mexico along an inverted trough. This will make planning things for the weekend a bit of a challenge as it’ll require a bit of rain and storm dodging. While it won’t be non stop showers all day Saturday and Sunday it’ll certainly be on again off again activity.

Cajuns Game Forecast
Saturday’s forecast for the Ragin Cajun game.

Any chores you may have to do outside it’ll be a better idea to get them done early in the morning on Saturday, the longer the day goes on Saturday the higher chance you run into some wet weather. Be on the look out for some thunderstorms in the mix, the biggest threat will be frequent lightning and some heavy downpours. Rain totals don’t look too intimidating and we’ll probably end up seeing an inch or two area wide.

Forecast rain totals
A projection for rain totals over the weekend.

Sunday is shaping up to the wettest day this weekend with showers starting earlier and going longer into afternoon and evening. Unfortunately for anyone with outdoor plans for the Labor Day holiday the extended coverage in showers will continue into Monday. This is when the forecast gets a little more interesting as the eastern Gulf of Mexico will be injected with a deep layer of tropical moisture.

Tropical Satellite
Outlook for the Gulf of Mexico next week

There hasn’t been much change in the tropical outlook compared to Thursday’s forecast so won’t get into a full blown tropical discussion. It is worth pointing out that the EURO has returned to hinting at a closed low by the middle of next week, although the GFS remains more as an open wave. Regardless it looks like a surge of tropical moisture will push through Acadiana by the middle of next week. It’s still too early to have an idea of specific impacts but it looks safer and safer to say that we will end up with some rain through the middle of the work week.