Mar 23, 2014 4:46 PM by Daniel Phillips

Moisture From the Pacific Keep Clouds for Monday

The cold front passed across Acadiana with relatively little fanfare, with a few strong thunderstorms in Avoyelles and Rapides Parishes the exception. 

Since the front has stalled just offshore, however, the forecasting fun is just beginning and this system in particular has proved to be particularly difficult. 

Stubborn sunshine has persistently tried to poke through a good layer of cloud cover and will continue to do so. Although it seems the clouds will win out for the start of the week. 

Deep moisture riding in from the Pacific (those who enjoy meteorological jargon will call this the Pineapple Express) and will ride up over the front. 

As this moisture rides along the frontal boundary it will produce some scattered showers and storms early Monday morning, although most of this activity will take place offshore. 

Still due to the fronts proximity it is worth a mention that areas south of I-10 could see a few of these isolated showers as well. 

Following the front as been some cooler air which has knocked temperatures down a good 15 degrees from what we were seeing earlier this weekend. 

Some reinforcing cold air moves in late Monday night which will help to clear us out on Tuesday and keep highs down in the low 60s. 

The image pictured above is a shot of the moisture coming in from the Pacific and was taken Sunday afternoon. 


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