Pop-up showers and thunderstorms will be around again this afternoon. With less humidity in place, it will feel a bit more tolerable in the afternoon. This drier air will lead to fewer rain chances, though some areas will still see storms. Any storms that form will have the potential to produce strong winds and some small hail. The Storm Prediction Center has outlined all of Acadiana in a level 1 (marginal) risk zone for damaging winds and hail. Generally, storms will end in the early evening. A few passing clouds will linger overnight, though the drier air settles back in as temperatures fall into the upper 60s once again.
Today: Spotty showers and thunderstorms. A few storms may produce strong winds and hail. High: 87°
Tonight: Comfortable temperatures with a drier feel. Low: 69°
Friday: A few afternoon storms. Otherwise very warm. High: 87°
Rain chances will be lower Friday and Saturday as high pressure begins to build overhead. With lower rain chances, afternoon highs will be warmer. Drier air works its way in behind a weak cold front Saturday. This will bring back the very pleasant overnight temperatures through the middle of next week. Sunday afternoon, sun will mix with clouds and temperatures will climb to near 90 degrees. This will begin an extended hot and dry period, with highs right around 90 and very few rain chances.
In the tropics, Bertha quickly formed yesterday, and just as quickly faded away overnight. Bertha’s remnant swirl continues to push northward, bringing heavy rain to the Mid-West. Otherwise, the tropics look to stay quiet through the next week.
– Meteorologist Adam Olivier