Slightly slimmer rain coverage across Acadiana today compared to the widespread showers & thunderstorms on Monday and Tuesday. But, we still had some torrential downpours across the area. Most of the thunderstorms will wane after sunset this evening. Few stray showers possible near the coast overnight.
With less clouds & rain across the area today, the heat was on. Temperatures climbed into the lower 90s. With excessive humidity levels locked in place, feel-like temperatures were in the upper 90s-lower 100s for a good chunk of the afternoon. Whew. Limit the physical activities until the late evening hours.
Expect a rinse & repeat weather forecast tomorrow and Friday. Patchy minor ground fog in the morning hours between 5AM-7AM. An isolated shower or thunderstorm possible near the coast before 9AM. For most of north-central Acadiana, the morning hours will be dry with very sticky/humid conditions and a mix of sun & clouds. With a tropical/unstable atmosphere entrenched in place, expect pop-up showers & thunderstorms 11AM-7PM. Any thunderstorms that develop could produce frequent lightning and torrential rain. Most of the activity should wane after sunset.
For those that don’t see rain Thursday and Friday…it will be plain ole’ HOT! Temperatures in the lower 90s. When you factor in the oppressive humidity, it will feel like the upper 90s to the lower 100s.
Unfortunate changes arrive for the weekend. The remnants of former Tropical Depression Four will be trekking into the Central Gulf of Mexico and pushing into Acadiana by Saturday. At this point in time, redevelopment into any significant tropical system looks highly unlikely. However, the deep plume of tropical moisture associated with the system’s remnants will help uptick our rain chances even further Saturday through Tuesday 😞.
With very high levels of moisture locked in place, any thunderstorms that develop will have the potential to drop lots of rainfall in a short amount of time. Expecting most of the area to receive 1-3 inches of rain between Saturday and Tuesday. Localized higher amounts possible. We will have to keep an eye out for nuisance flooding issues in the areas that receive heavy rainfall for consecutive days in a row.
Elsewhere in the tropical Atlantic….no tropical development is expected for at least the next 5 days.
Have a great Wednesday! Keep the umbrella close by!
— Meteorologist Scot Pilie’