Aug 20, 2014 5:08 PM by Daniel Phillips

Heat Cranks Up by the End of the Week

While the biggest news lately has been about the tropics, let's not forget our daily weather forecast. 

At this stage, however, the daily weather is fitting in nicely with the usual summer pattern that set up each year. 

Hot and humid has been the name of the game, and with the humidity comes with it the chance for some afternoon showers. 

Storms will once again develop along the sea breeze on Thursday afternoon originating in the coastal parishes before moving north of I-10. 

Any activity should remain widely scattered across Acadiana and will be very sporadic and isolated. 

The overall pattern will begin to change, however, as a strong ridge develops over the Gulf Coast states on Friday. 

The sinking air will be just enough to limit afternoon convection, but with low level winds staying out of the south expect humidity to remain high. 

Lacking in afternoon showers temperatures will be pushing the mid 90s with a heat index that is closer to 103-105. 

These hotter temperatures will linger into the weekend so temperatures will be staying slightly higher then normal the next several days. 

That means those heading out to Gueydan for the Duck Festival this weekend will most definitely want to stay well hydrated. 


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