Jul 15, 2013 4:25 PM by Rob Perillo

Tropical Downpours Repeat Tuesday

Deep tropical moisture will stay across Acadiana through Tuesday resulting in another round of mostly daytime showers and locally heavy tropical thunderstorms.

A westward moving upper level low pressure system centered near the Oklahoma/Texas panhandles will continue to funnel deep tropical moisture into the region from the Gulf of Mexico.

Activity Tuesday should remain below severe levels but somoe storms will be cable of producing brief torrential downpours, frequent lightning, gusty winds and perhaps a funnel cloud or two as they develop.

Drier high pressure will begin to settle begin to settle into the Gulf States mid-late this week allowing for rain chances to decrease and consequently hotter temperatures to return.

Look for highs in the mid-upper 80s Tuesday, near 90 on Wednesday and low-mid 90s Thursday, Friday into the weekend. Rain chances should drop closer to the 20% range Thursday & Friday.

A subtle increase in moisture should return for the upcoming weekend with typical scattered afternoon showers and storms getting us back to 30-40% coverage.

The tropics, overall, remain quiet.


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