Oct 25, 2013 5:18 PM by Rob Perillo
After a cool start to the weekend, changes are are in store for Acadiana Sunday with a warm & eventually unsettled weather pattern for mid-late next week.
Mostly sunny & pleasant conditions Saturday will yield to increasing high clouds Saturday night into Sunday. Highs will be in the mid-upper 70s.
It won't be as cool Saturday night/Sunday morning, with lows in the lower 50s and perhaps some patchy fog for the morning hours.
A weakening disturbance could produce a few showers or perhaps an isolated thunderstorm Sunday but right now rain chances should be no higher than the 20% range for Acadiana...rain chances could be a little higher into the central & northern part of the state Sunday afternoon.
Southerly winds will kick in across the area Sunday afternoon bringing our daytime highs back to near 80. It looks even warmer next week with daytime highs pushing the mid-80s under partly to at times mostly cloudy skies.
Rain chances should be generally 20% or less Monday and Tuesday but thereafter they should be going up.
A storm system is expected to develop in the Rockies early next week and head for the Central U.S. next week. This system could be a significant thunderstorm & perhaps severe weather maker in the Plains States but how much weather and timing of the system for Acadiana remains dubious at this point.
For now, expect a pretty good chance of showers and thunderstorms any time from late Wednesday through Friday...including Halloween.
As this system develops early next week we'll have a better feel for timing an intensity of next week's system but the threat of heavy storms, and maybe severe weather will be possible.
At least it looks like drier, cooler weather will return to the area for the following weekend.