Drier air will move into Acadiana today, but a few showers and storms are still possible. The best chance of rain comes around lunchtime through the early afternoon before things settle down. For those that don’t see the rain, there will be a mix of sun and clouds and warm temperatures. The drier air really filters in overnight. Temperatures will fall off to the upper 60s overnight with a cool, light breeze. Skies will pretty much clear of any cloud cover, but a few passing clouds will be possible.
Today: Sun and clouds mixed. A few spotty storms. High: 86°
Tonight: Slightly drier and mostly clear. Low: 68°
Thursday: Pop-up showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High: 86°
We will watch for more pop-up storms Thursday afternoon as temperatures reach the mid 80s. By the end of the week, high pressure begins to build in which will lower rain chances to only one or two isolated storms. Highs will begin to climb higher and higher each afternoon. By Sunday, rain chances will be non-existent as high pressure settles over Acadiana. With more sunshine and less rain chances, temperatures look to reach 90 degrees or above next week.
In the tropics, we continue to follow an area of low pressure off the Southeast coast. Currently, it has a low chance of development before moving onshore near Wilmington, North Carolina. Regardless of development, it will be a rainmaker for the Carolinas. It will not be a threat to Acadiana.
– Meteorologist Adam Olivier