Another day, another heat advisory for Acadiana with high temperatures expected to reach the upper 90s once again and heat index values possibly reaching 108° and higher this afternoon. Don’t expect much in the way of rain to cool us off, isolated showers are a possibility, however. We will likely see these elevated temps for the next few days. Things get interesting mid-week as an area of low pressure is expected to develop along the northern Gulf Coast. A trough of low pressure located over central Georgia is forecast to move southward toward the northeastern Gulf of Mexico, where a broad area of low pressure is expected to form on Wednesday. Environmental and ocean conditions are forecast to be conducive for development and a tropical depression is likely to form by the end of the week while the low moves slowly westward over northern Gulf of Mexico. Regardless of development, this system has the potential to produce heavy rainfall along portions of the northern and eastern U.S. Gulf Coast later this week. Interests here in Acadiana and along the Gulf Coast from the Upper Texas coast to the western
Florida peninsula should monitor the progress of this system.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…30 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days…high…80 percent.
The next few days are critical for you to ensure that you have a solid plan in the event we see a tropical system. Pull out those checklists and give them another look today or tomorrow. Keep it with News15 for the latest updates.