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May 7, 2014 4:33 PM by Daniel Phillips

Moisture Rising Thursday, Leading to Rain Friday

It's been hard to complain about our weather these past few days as we've really started to see that switch to more summer like weather.

That being said the sunshine will become more of a commodity over the next few days and Acadiana could end up with some much needed rain.

Deep plumes of moisture will be entering Acadiana in advance of a dissipating cold front, and the result could provide us with a few inches of much needed rain.

Models are estimating close to an inch of rain in south Louisiana, but that number could be on the low side as the atmosphere looks particularly juicy.

The good news is that even with this approaching cold front the risk for thunderstorms is minimal so it could just be the rain event we need to help out our rain totals.

Atmospheric moisture coming in from a tropical system in the Pacific is the major culprit behind the wet forecast, and from Louisiana through the Florida Panhandle rain will likely dominate the forecast.

The big question now is if this front will back build and keep rain in the forecast through the first half of the weekend, since it is Wednesday though we'll make that determination when it become a little more clear.

In the meantime you can anticipate humidity levels rising drastically from where they were a few days ago, and more substantial cloud cover as early as Thursday.

So get the umbrellas out because you will need them by the end of the week.

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