We will watch for showers and thunderstorms to roll through Acadiana lasting through mid-morning before a drier period around lunchtime. This will allow temperatures to bounce up to the mid 80s. The line of storms may leave rain-cooled air leftover that may limit rain chances in the afternoon, but a few hit and miss storms are expected to develop from daytime heating. The storms that do form will be slow-moving and capable of producing a lot of rain in a short amount of time. We begin to dry out later this evening as temperatures fall into the 60s overnight. A few lingering showers are possible, especially along the coast.
Today: Showers and thunderstorms at times. Warm and humid. High: 85°
Tonight: A few lingering showers. Passing clouds. Low: 69°
Wednesday: Spotty showers and thunderstorms. Very humid. High: 86°
More pop-up showers and thunderstorms are expected tomorrow. Highs will reach into the mid-to-upper 80s. Thursday will see only a few pop-up storms around the area, but that means temperatures will be warmer in the afternoon. Friday and into the weekend, high pressure begins to build in across Acadiana, limiting rain chances. This will begin to ramp up temperatures to near 90 degrees. It does appear that this heat ridge will bring much warmer air to Acadiana next week, with very few rain chances.
We are monitoring a weak area of low pressure on the Florida Peninsula. It is expected to move out into the Atlantic later today and over the Gulf Stream. As it moves northward, there is a chance that this tries to spin-up and turn into a tropical system. If it does, it would be drawn northward into South Carolina and will stay far away from Acadiana. Heavy rain will be the biggest concern from this system, regardless of if it develops.
– Meteorologist Adam Olivier