Jul 22, 2014 4:51 PM by Rob Perillo
Chances of scattered showers and thunderstorms should increase for Acadiana Wednesday with slightly above normal activity continuing into Thursday.
A weakening upper level low in Mississippi Tuesday afternoon will drift westward into Louisiana over the next couple of days as it continues to weaken and eventually dissipates by the end of the week.
This feature should enhance Acadiana's rain chances Wednesday and perhaps Thursday with scattered showers and storms especially during the midday hours.
Some storms, per usual, will be capable of producing gusty winds and frequent lightning. Some storms may be capable of producing a few benign funnel clouds.
Activity should be quieter at night, with the exception of the coastal waters of Louisiana. Some storms offshore, especially during the mid-morning hours, may be capable of producing a few water spouts.
Rain chances should begin to decrease Friday in response to stronger high pressure building in at the surface and aloft.
Look for daytime highs to be in the upper 80s to lower 90s through Friday climbing into the mid-90s this weekend as rain chances become isolated at best.
Next week looks rather interesting for late July/early August as yet another frontal boundary may provide the focus for storms early next week and perhaps some relief from the heat and humidity for a day or two following...fingers crossed!
In the tropics, poorly organized Tropical Depression #2, about 800 miles east of the Lesser Antilles, will likely fizzle as it reaches the eastern most Caribbean Islands by Thursday/Friday.