After some rainier times yesterday, we are expecting a drier day overall. Drier air has mixed down to the surface which will keep rain chances to a minimum today. Overall. there is an isolated rain chance this afternoon as temperatures climb back into the lower 90s.
Today: Hot. An isolated shower or thunderstorm is possible. High: 92°
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Muggy. Low: 75°
Wednesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. High: 93°
A heat ridge begins to build across Acadiana late week. This will dry us out and help temperatures climb into the mid 90s. By Saturday, an upper level low coupled with a tropical wave moving into the Gulf from the Bahamas will help to kick off more showers and thunderstorms across the area. Highs will be in the lower 90s. We have reached the peak of hurricane season, meaning that this is the time that most tropical systems form. And right on cue, there are three areas that are being monitored. The tropical wave has a low chance of development as it moves into the Gulf. We will watch it closely as it moves through the Gulf in case it tries to develop, but wind shear should keep it in check. In the Atlantic, there are two tropical waves that we are watching: one starting to slow as it nears the Caribbean and the other just coming off the coast of Africa. They both have a low chance of development as they move westward in the next 5 days, but we will keep following them in case they do try to develop long term.
– Meteorologist Adam Olivier