Happy Wednesday All!
A beautiful weather day again across Acadiana with comfortable levels of humidity, a brisk breeze from the south at 10-15mph, and high temperatures in the low-middle 80s. Unfortunately, we are waving goodbye to the gorgeous snap of early-fall weather that we have experienced over the past 7-8 days.
Winds will remain out of the south over the next several days, which will bring increasingly more muggy air back into the picture. High temperatures will return to the upper 80s-lower 90s over the next 5-7 days with no definitive evidence of any “cool snaps” heading our way for at least a week. Heat index values will be in the low-middle 90s in the afternoon hours.
By Friday morning and through the weekend…the levels of high humidity and relatively calm winds will lead to the chance for patchy dense fog between 4AM-8AM in the morning. In addition, there will be a few spotty thunderstorms around each afternoon Friday-Sunday. Monday-Tuesday look fairly dry as a stout high pressure system will build in overhead to create warm, fairly tranquil conditions.
In the tropics….
Jose is the only game in town for the moment, and the system poses no threat to Acadiana. East Coast residents need to keep a weary eye on Jose though. The systemis in a very weak steering environment, and it will be moving fairly slow over the next 5 days. A few forecast models indicate the system could attempt to impact the Mid Atlantic/Northeast United States in the 5-7 day range, but other models keep the system as a “fish storm” with minimal impacts to the continental United States.
Let’s enjoy this lull of tropical activity for our area. Indications showcast the Western Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico becoming more favorable for more tropical development in 8-14 days. So we will have to monitor that.
Have a great Wednesday!
– Meteorologist Scot Pilie’