The heat continues to build around Acadiana as we see fewer showers and storms around. A few storms are possible today, but for most of the area, the heat and humidity will be the main story. Highs will reach the low-to-mid 90s and the high humidity will make it feel more like 105° at times. There’s no break from the heat overnight either as lows fall to the upper 70s to near 80. The high humidity will make the air feel stagnant, though a breeze will blow through the area at times.
Today: Hot and humid. Feels like temperatures near 105° at times. A stray storm possible. High: 92°
Tonight: Very humid. A southerly breeze from time-to-time. Low: 78°
Wednesday: Very hot with more humidity. Sun and clouds mixed. High: 93°
Wednesday and Thursday continue the pattern of low rain chances and very hot and humid afternoons. Highs both days will reach the mid 90s. Late Thursday, a backdoor cold front (one that moves from east to west instead of west to east) will push into Acadiana. This will begin to increase rain chances on Friday, bringing daytime highs to the lower 90s. As the front stalls near Acadiana, rainier times look to stick around through July 4th weekend. July 4th itself will see scattered storms at times, so indoor plans may be needed for any celebrations. The higher rain chances stick around through the early part of next week.
In the tropics, there is one area of low pressure that we are monitoring off the East Coast. It has a very low chance of development as it works its way out into the open waters of the Atlantic and merges with a frontal boundary. Beyond this, one thing we will keep an eye on is the front as it stalls along the coast. A small area of low pressure is expected to develop along it, but should stay over land. This would keep any tropical development at bay. Regardless of anything developing, heavy rains look to fall along the Alabama and Florida Panhandle coasts this weekend.
– Meteorologist Adam Olivier