Mar 26, 2014 7:19 PM by Rob Perillo
A series of upper disturbances combined with favorable upper level jet stream dynamics will conspire to bring a good chance of showers and thunderstorms to Acadiana for the rest of the week.
The first disturbance will roll across Acadiana overnight Wednesday producing scattered showers and possibly a few rumbles of thunder primarily across the coastal parishes.
A stronger disturbance will arrive to the area Thursday afternoon/evening bringing a good chance of showers and locally heavy thunderstorms.
Although Acadiana is not hatched in for a significant risk of severe weather, some storms Thursday into Thursday night could produce damaging winds and hail in isolated spots.
Meanwhile, gusty southeast winds Thursday will bring our temperatures back into the lower 70s. Winds will gust up to 30mph Thursday afternoon.
Friday will be even warmer (and more humid) as southerly winds usher temperatures into the lower 80s!
The risk of scattered showers and a few storms may continue during the day Friday with another increase in storm chances Friday evening/night as the next disturbance brings a cool front to the area early Saturday.
Once again, there may be the very slight risk of some storms that could produced isolated pockets of damaging winds and hail.
Skies will likely clear by midday Saturday with mostly sunny skies and pleasant temperatures likely through early next week.
Look for highs this weekend to be in the low-mid 70s with nice and cool overnight lows in the mid-upper 40s by Sunday morning.