It always sets up this way. The weekend is around the corner and a big fat wet system is setting their sight on the Acadiana region. Isn’t it strange to be talking about the possibility flooding on Wednesday when this system is days away but it’s best to be weather-ready just in case?
This area still remembers the flooding and many people are still flooding shy and the memory is still fresh.
According to the National Weather Service in Lake Charles, this is the set up for the weekend.
The tropical wave will move across the area Friday and Saturday with a higher chance of showers and thunderstorms. Heavy rainfall is possible in the area and the thunderstorms will have frequent lightning and gusty winds.
The chance of showers will continue through Tuesday of next week.
This is a moving target. The NWS does not have an exact track on the future track of the system.
Remember Hurricane Barry, the predicted landfall was close to 6 hours later than once thought and it made more a West landfall opposed to East as the forecaster was predicting.
Bring up this fact to drive the point home, you can never be 100% certain of these weather systems.
The rain chances are between 30% early Friday morning to near 100% chance of rain through Saturday.
The future track of the system is anybody’s guess but now is the time to make preparation.
We will keep you informed throughout the weekend.