Aug 7, 2014 5:12 AM by Dave Baker
Very hot over the next few days as high pressure builds in the upper levels. The center of high pressure is currently over Texas and is expected to strengthen and move eastward over the next few days. That means hot temperatures and not too many showers and storms.
We still haven't officially hit 95 degrees this summer here in Lafayette, although Lake Charles, Alexandria, and even New Iberia have all hit that mid 90s number. Lafayette will aim for it this week or this weekend. Temperatures are expected to hover around 94 or 95 through Monday.
Bertha has been downgraded to a non tropical low over the northern Atlantic and will continue to move eastward. Meanwhile, in the Pacific, Hurricane Iselle will head toward Hawaii and may make landfall on the Big Island sometime Thursday evening as a Category 1 hurricane. The last time Hawaii had a direct hit from a tropical system was the devastating Hurricane Iniki back in 1992.