5/11 – Rob Knight’s “Pleasant” Workweek Forecast

Overall weather pattern remains quiet in the short-term. We will see a weak cold front swinging in from the north later this morning, which will not have much impact to the weather across the area other than keeping winds continued from the north. Expect ample sunshine and highs still remaining slightly below normal today.

Tonight through Tuesday, a slow and steady return flow builds back as surface high pressure kicks off to the east. It’ll be a slow transition beginning with easterly winds during the AM hours on Tuesday, with better deep moist return flow building across the Atchafalaya Basin region during the day. By Tuesday night, we begin to switch focus on a weak disturbance to the west which will begin to destabilize the atmosphere.

Weak high pressure will continue to dominate the area. However, southerly surface winds will help to enhance moisture and warm air advecting into the region. Upper level divergence will lead to enhanced lifting in the environment. As a result of the lifting and moisture presence in the atmosphere, some showers and storms are possible Wednesday through Saturday, mainly during the daytime heating hours those days.

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