Posted: Jul 18, 2013 4:14 PM by Daniel Phillips
Scattered showers and thunderstorms remain on tap across Acadiana for the next several days. In typical summer fashion the showers that have developed have been sporadic in nature, and will remain that way through the weekend.
Good moisture content through out the atmosphere indicated that the rain may be a little more widespread both Saturday and Sunday, with slightly better rain chances expected on Sunday. As is the case this time of year most of the storms will be fueled from a combination of heat and moisture so the majority of the activity will take place during the day.
This isn't to say that one or two showers won't linger into the overnight hours, but it will certainly be more active during the day. Showers on Friday will be slow moving so if you do encounter a shower expect to see some very heavy downpours, and a lot of very localized rainfall.
None of the storms are expected to be severe, but we have seen some strong gusts in the storms the last few days which will accompany the storms over the next few days along with frequent lightning.
Temperatures will more or less be running around average with highs making it into the low 90s, and dropping quickly if you run into one of those showers. The rain has provided a nice bit of relief from the heat this week.
Keep that umbrella handy and know that rain is possible, however, it won't be blanketing enough to warrant a major cancellation of plans. Just keep your eye to the sky.