Fewer Rain Chances, Turning Hot

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A weak front in the region will push east during the day and may trigger a few isolated storms to form this afternoon. Most areas will not see any rain, and temperatures will warm to the upper 80s. Any storms that form will be the typical pop-up storms, containing heavy rain, lightning, gusty winds, and possibly small hail. Behind the front, quiet conditions return to Acadiana for tonight. We’ll see a few passing clouds overnight, but the sky should be primarily star-filled. Lows will be right around 70 degrees.
Today: Isolated afternoon storms. Otherwise hot. High: 88°
Tonight: A few passing clouds. Comfortable. Low: 69°
Saturday: Partly-to-mostly cloudy skies. A stray storm is possible. High: 89°
Sunday: Lots of sunshine. Hot. High: 90°
High pressure builds overhead through the weekend. This will limit rain chances to only a stray storm in the afternoon. Highs will begin to climb to near 90 Saturday afternoon and right at 90 Sunday. Even warmer temperatures, along with muggy air, arrive Monday with lower 90s and no rain chances. The summer feel and pattern look to stick around through next week, though a few rain chances return Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.
In the tropics, the National Hurricane Center is monitoring a disturbance in the middle of the Atlantic. Within the next two days, it has a 50% chance of developing into a subtropical storm before it moves over open waters. If this system does develop, the next name on the list would be Cristobal. It will be no threat to any land areas even if it does form as it churns out in the open waters of the Atlantic.
– Meteorologist Adam Olivier