Jul 30, 2014 4:59 PM by Rob Perillo
Acadiana's brief respite from the high summer humidity will end after Thursday morning as southeasterly winds return from the Gulf of Mexico by the afternoon.
A disturbance rolling slowly southeastward out of Texas will not only engender the return flow from the Gulf of Mexico Thursday, it should also help to produce a good scattering of showers and storms Friday into the weekend.
This disturbance will be accompanied by a weak surface low that will continue to weaken as it approaches Acadiana this weekend. It should help to keep a good chance of scattered storms through the weekend into next week as a weakness in the atmosphere remains entrenched across the area.
Look for daytime highs to eventually climb into the lower 90s through next week, while night time lows creep back into the uncomfortable mid-70s.
In the tropics, the disturbance in the Atlantic (93L), about 1000 miles east of the Windward Islands remains poorly organized, but could still become a depression (50% chance) over the next few days as it travels west-northwestward.
This system should skirt the Northeastern Caribbean this weekend and perhaps portions of the Bahamas early next week before curving decidedly to the north...there is no threat to the Gulf of Mexico at this time.