Clouds have overspread the area from the west and will stay with us through the day. We will see some sunny breaks, with the best chance of seeing sun to the east. Throughout the day, showers will move through from time to time, and some rumbles of thunder are possible. The heaviest rains remain back to the west, where more than 30 inches of rain have fallen across portions of east Texas! More heavy rain is expected to fall, which could increase storm totals to near 40 inches of rain when all is said and done. Tornadoes have also formed up yesterday and this morning. That weather looks to stay back into Texas, while we only have passing showers and a gloomy day in store.
Today: On/off showers. Cloudy. High: 87°
Tonight: Lingering showers. Otherwise cloudy. Low: 75°
Friday: Afternoon showers and thunderstorms possible. High: 89°
Drier, and sunnier, weather returns to Acadiana by the weekend. Look for highs to be in the lower 90s with spotty showers and storms in the afternoon. High pressure builds in by mid-week and we dry out and heat up. Summer looks to stick around a little longer! In the tropics, Hurricane Humberto brought strong wind gusts to Bermuda, but has moved on and weakened below major hurricane strength. It will continue to move out to sea and weaken. Jerry has become the fourth hurricane of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season and it will continue to move west. It will skirt just to the north of the Lesser Antilles and U.S. and British Virgin Islands, where Tropical Storm watches have been posted. As of now, it looks to recurve out to sea, but we will still keep a watch on it as it moves through the Atlantic. Three other areas are being monitored for development, but all three have low chances of development in the next 5 days.
– Meteorologist Adam Olivier