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Scattered storms a good bet for Acadiana this weekend

Posted at 4:32 PM, Jul 26, 2019

While the weekend won't be a washout for Acadiana, expect a better chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms across the area, especially during the afternoon hours.

Deeper tropical moisture moving in from the Gulf of Mexico in concert with weaker high pressure aloft will allow for a 40-50% chance of showers and storms likely through Monday.

Look for highs for both Saturday and Sunday to top out in the mid-upper 80s while night time lows rise into the lower 70s along with the requisite increase in humidity.

A stalling frontal trough will approach the area by Tuesday further enhancing our rain chances that day, with the threat of a few more locally heavy downpours.

Rain chances should stay elevated (above normal) for one more day into Wednesday, then it appears that a sub-tropical ridge aloft will try to build into the region lowering (but not eliminating) our rain chances late next week and into the following weekend...which means hotter temperatures will return in about a week's time.

Meanwhile in the tropics, all remains quiet, with some storms in the Gulf quite disorganized, with no other suspect areas at this time.

It does appear however, that a couple of tropical waves that have come off of the African Coast, despite being surrounded by some dust, are looking a little more robust.

A few more waves over Africa are getting ready to head into the Atlantic next week, and an overall uptick in tropical activity in the Atlantic Basin may occur in the 2-3 week time-frame.