For most of Acadiana we have seen things quite down this afternoon allowing many to start the clean up process following the severe storms early this morning.
Late tonight into Sunday morning the tail end of the line of storms will try to work across Acadiana producing scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Timing for these storms will start about 4 am for our northwestern parishes, reach Lafayette between 7-8 am before clearing St. Mary parish about noon.
Acadiana can expect a warm and increasingly humid weekend with the chance of scattered showers Saturday, and a better chance of showers and thunderstorms Sunday.
Acadiana will get to enjoy another nice day with fair to partly cloudy and warm conditions expected for our Friday, but unfortunately the chance of showers and storms will be increasing deeper into the weekend.
What more can you say about the weather this week then absolutely perfect and it will continue Thursday and Friday.
Highs on Thursday might even be a degree lower at about 87-88 as winds turn a little more southerly creating a sea breeze off the Gulf.
A favorably dry and pleasant weather pattern will continue for Acadiana over the next couple of days before changes arrive into the weekend.
After a 5-10″ rainfall late last week into the weekend, Acadiana will have more time to dry out before the next significant chance of storms returns late this weekend.
High pressure will slide over the region Monday creating an absolutely fantastic day with mostly sunny skies and seasonal temperatures in the low to mid 80s.
Overnight, a cool front will push through Acadiana, finally clearing out all the rain and creating a nice, dry Mother’s Day.
Most of Acadiana is under a Flash Flood Warning until 7:15 PM as many locations have seen 2-3 inches of rain this afternoon.
Acadiana remains under the gun for additional locally heavy rains and storms through Saturday night before the threat finally diminishes Sunday morning. A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for all of Acadiana through 7pm Saturday for the potential of 2-3″ of rain or more possible through Saturday evening.
A Flash Flood Watch continues for all of Acadiana through Saturday…several more rounds of storms will be likely through tomorrow night with storm totals varying from 2-6″ in many areas, isolated amounts much more than that are possible.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued until 3AM for the western portions of Acadiana as strong storms could move out of Texas and into the region.
Some scattered showers will continue this evening but most of us will get several hours of dry weather to help the flood water drain.
And we need things to drain as much as possible tonight as another round of heavy showers and storms moving into Acadiana early Friday morning.
Acadiana will stay in an “on and off” stormy pattern over the next several days as a series of upper level disturbances continue to interact with a quasi-stationary surface boundary that has been draped across Eastern Texas into Northwestern Louisiana.
The threat of heavy showers and thunderstorms will gradually be increasing primarily starting Thursday, and continuing through Saturday night.
Increasing rain chances will reach Acadiana Wednesday and continue for the rest of the week and into the weekend along with an increasing threat of locally heavy rainfall and some possible flooding.
High pressure will continue to be in control across the southeast on Monday creating another 5 star day with mostly sunny skies, although it will be on the warm side with temperatures topping out in the upper 80s.
It was a stormy start to the weekend, but the showers have moved off to the East, and things are looking nice for your Saturday evening.
A Severe Thunderstorm WATCH has been issued for much of Southeast Texas into Southwest Louisiana, including all of Acadiana through 10am Saturday.
As of late Friday evening, the latest Predictive Radar (HRRR) Model has upped the timing for showers and storms arriving into Acadiana by daybreak Saturday.
Acadiana remains on track for a stormy Saturday with the risk of a few severe storms and locally a couple of inches of rain. A vigorous upper level disturbance will ignite more showers and storms across Texas overnight through Saturday morning with activity migrating across Acadiana during the morning through midday hours.
Acadiana will finish off the week Friday with another mostly cloudy and warm day accompanied by a slight chance of a shower or storm, but the prospects of storms remains quite likely Saturday.
The weather pattern for Acadiana will continue in its “summer preview” mode over the next few days with a subtle increase in the chance of an isolated shower or storm through Friday.
The best chance of storms should arrive Saturday
A taste of early summer will continue for Acadiana over the next several days with partly to mostly cloudy skies, breezy, warm and humid conditions to finish out the week. Gusty southeasterly winds will continue during the day Wednesday feeding more strong to severe storms that will continue to pound portions of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri.
Acadiana’s weather pattern has slipped into the pre-summer doldrums with a mixture of clouds & sun, breezy, warm and humid conditions anticipated for the entire week. Rain chances however, will gradually rise by the end of the week, and most especially, into the weekend.
After a picture perfect weekend for Festival International we are going to be moving towards a warmer and more humid pattern for the new work week.
The banner weather continues Sunday, creating a fantastic finish to Festival International 2019.
Chamber of Commerce weather this weekend for Festival International as we will have bright sunny skies both days with comfortable temperatures in the upper 70s to lower 80s.
Just remember the sunscreen and to drink water to stay hydrated if you are going to be out enjoying the great weather at Festival.
After Acadiana was once again spared the brunt of a severe weather threat that was posed to the region earlier Friday, it’s nothing but smooth sailing weather-wise into the weekend, and for all of Festival International!