Jul 28, 2014 4:56 PM by Rob Perillo
An unusual late July front will lumber southward across Acadiana Monday night into Tuesday with another small break in our usual mid-summer heat and humidity.
The front itself may be accompanied and followed by a few storms overnight through midday Tuesday, with strongest storms likely developing offshore Tuesday afternoon.
The front will become stationary just offshore across the Louisiana Coast late Tuesday, but should be far enough south to reduce our rain chances, humidity and to a lesser degree, temperatures for the mid-week period.
Look for highs Tuesday to still manage to reach the lower 90s, but more importantly dew points will drop into the 60s, making it feel that much more comfortable.
Our coolest readings associated with the front will come Tuesday night into Wednesday morning where temperatures could drop into the upper 60s, especially across the northern Acadiana Parishes.
The relief will be short-lived as the front tries to wash back to the north later this week.
A series of upper disturbances will be moving from the northwest to the southeast Friday into the weekend likely engendering a good chance of storms for Acadiana on those days.
Rain chances and higher humidity could return however, as early as Thursday.
In the tropics, the Gulf and Caribbean remain quiet while a dsirtbance in the Central Tropical Atlantic has some opportunity for development this week. This dsiturbance should be no threat to the Gulf of Mexico.
RPM FutureCast Temperatures for Wednesday morning: