A very typical summer pattern is set up across Acadiana with high humidity and hot temperatures. One or two cooling storms may form this afternoon, but most areas will be miss out on the rain. Highs will be right around 90, but with the high humidity, it will feel more like 100 degrees this afternoon. These feels like heat index values are expected this time of year and look to continue through the rest of the week. Muggy air hangs around through the night with a few passing clouds. Lows will be in the upper 70s.
Today: A pop-up storm or two. Hot and humid. Feeling more like 100 degrees at times. High: 90°
Tonight: Passing clouds. Very humid. Low: 77°
Tuesday: Isolated storms possible. Hot. High: 91°
Tuesday will be very similar to today with temperatures in the lower 90s and only a spotty storm or two. Heat builds in Acadiana mid-week as temperatures climb above 90 thanks to high pressure. Rain chances become slim-to-none. By Friday, a weak cold front pushes in from the east. This will trigger better rain chances around the area in the afternoon. July 4th celebrations on Saturday may need to be indoors as showers and thunderstorms are expected to form up around Acadiana. This will help to keep daytime highs cooler.
There are two areas we are monitoring in the tropics. The first is off the East Coast. Tomorrow, an area of low pressure is expected to form and move into the open waters of the Atlantic. As it does so, it will encounter slightly warmer waters which could help to strengthen the system. It has a low chance of development in the next 5 days. The second area is a tropical wave approaching the Lesser Antilles. It has a very low chance of development in the next day before wind shear becomes a problem and starts to break the system up.
– Meteorologist Adam Olivier