We had some heavy rain yesterday south of I-10 thanks to a stalled front across Acadiana. This front is still lingering this morning and is keeping things very muggy, especially along the coast. With this increased mugginess, a HEAT ADVISORY will probably be issued this afternoon, mainly for areas south of I-10. A few storms are possible along the front later today. These storms could produce localized flooding, just like yesterday.
Today: Spotty storms. Hot and humid. Heat index 107°+. High: 93°
Tonight: Any showers end. Muggy. Low: 77°
Saturday: Scattered showers and storms developing in the afternoon. High: 91°
Sunday: Stormy periods, especially in the afternoon. High: 90°
We see a return of scattered to numerous thunderstorms this weekend. Some storms will bring heavy rain and frequent lightning, possibly causing flooding in low-lying spots. A high pressure will build in to the north, lowering rain chances for Tuesday, but the strong, southerly flow will bring back the higher rain chances late week. We continue to watch the Gulf next week as a tropical wave moves in from the Caribbean. Models have backed off on development this morning, but still keep rain chances higher. It’s nothing to worry about now, but things could, and will, still change, so we will monitor this closely through the next week. Have a great weekend!
– Meteorologist Adam Olivier