This will be day 7 of heat advisories in this prolonged stretch of sizzling heat. A few cooling showers and storms may try to perk up in the afternoon, but aren’t likely. Lafayette hit 96° yesterday, and it’s very likely we do the same today. With the high moisture content of the atmosphere, it will feel more like 110° at times.
Today: Very hot and humid. A few storms are possible. Heat index 105° to 110°+. High: 96°
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Very muggy. Low: 78°
Wednesday: Dry morning, showers and storms developing in the afternoon. A few may be strong to severe. High: 94°
We will be tracking a cold front Wednesday. Unfortunately, it will not bring us cooler air, but it will increase our rain chances. Storms will bring a break from the heat later on in the afternoon. Some of the storms will be on the stronger side. Acadiana is under a Marginal (level 1 of 5) risk tomorrow. Damaging winds and small hail are possible with these storms, so we will keep a close eye to the sky tomorrow. This system will push through on Thursday, bringing our temperatures back to near normal, but we will keep some rain chances around, too. A drier pattern returns for the weekend, with only spotty showers and storms. In the tropics, things continue to be quiet but we will keep and eye on the Gulf in case a low tries to spin up along the old frontal boundary.
– Meteorologist Adam Olivier