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More sunshine Monday followed by scattered showers the rest of the week

Posted: 4:37 PM, May 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-05 19:20:10-04

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.

Warm and sunny Monday afternoon for south Louisiana

 

Tuesday looks good for the most part but as we move into the late afternoon/evening some models are hinting at a shortwave moving out of Texas and into south Louisiana producing a round of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Scattered showers and storms possible Tuesday evening

 

By Wednesday this system will stall over the region sparking off more scattered showers and thunderstorms on and off throughout the day.

Good chance for showers and storms on Wednesday

 

Thursday and Friday a slow moving cold front will be diving down into the region creating the opportunity for more scattered showers and thunderstorms.

More showers and storms likely Thursday afternoon

 

With this front we will have to watch for the low end threat that maybe one or two storms could be on the strong to severe side with damaging winds as the main concern but isolated large hail or a spin-up tornado can not be ruled out.

The wet, unsettled pattern will continue into next weekend too with hit or miss showers possible Saturday before a better chance for rain on Sunday.

Another round of scattered showers and storms on Sunday

 

Thus, with all these showers we will have to watch out for the possibility of localized flash flooding in spots that get the heaviest downpours as the latest European model is projecting most of Acadiana receiving 4-6+ inches of rain over the next 7 days.

A wet week ahead as we could see several inches of rain

 

Hopefully there will be enough breaks in-between the showers for things to dry out and drain off but we will have to monitor this closely over the coming days.