Sep 16, 2013 4:43 PM by Rob Perillo

Change in Local Pattern...Tropics Stay Active

A change in Acadiana's hot summer pattern is expected later this week into the weekend as a weakening frontal boundary will draw tropical moisture northward into the region.

This should translate to much better rain chances for the area especially Friday into Saturday.

Meanwhile, long range models are keeping the NW Caribbean, the Bay of Campeche, and portions of the Gulf of Mexico rather unsettled with the possibility of additional tropical development.

Interestingly enough, the models keep the Gulf rather unsettled through the next week to 10 days but there are no overt signals for a significant system at this time.

To date, the most active area of the Atlantic tropical season have been across the Northwest Caribbean and Southern Gulf of Mexico...or in the open Eastern Atlantic.

Tropical Storm Ingrid made landfall Monday morning near La Pesca Mexico and is expected to produce additional flooding rains of a foot or more in portions of Eastern Mexico.  Ingrid was downgraded to depression late Monday afternoon.

Some of the deep tropical moisture is expected to keep South Texas wet with several inches of rain possibly leading to some flash flooding.

Elsewhere, a rejuvenated Tropical Storm Humberto in the mid-Atlantic will continue to spin in the mid-Atlantic without much notice.

The bottom line for Acadiana through the next week will be wetter conditions into the front end of the weekend with temperatures not as hot due to increased cloud cover and rain. 

Fall officially begins on the calender Sunday at 3:44 pm and perhaps Acadiana will see highs closer to the upper 80s into early next week....far from cool for sure.


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