Tracking the Tropics

Jun 30, 2014 5:31 PM by Rob Perillo

Heat Cranks Up Locally While Tropics Get Active

High pressure will strengthen over Acadiana through Wednesday keeping hazy, hot and humid conditions along with suppressed rain chances through mid-week.

Daytime highs will likely climb into the low-mid 90s with heat indices approaching the very uncomfortable range...102-106 through Wednesday.

Rain chances will stay below 10% through Wednesday but a shot of deeper moisture should allow for scattered mainly afternoon storms Thursday, Friday and perhaps the weekend.

Meanwhile, an area of disturbed weather off of the East Coast of Florida continues to show some signs of organization.

Hurricane Hunters probed the system Monday afternoon but did not find a well-organized, closed low level circulation.

The system, currently designated as "91L", was drifting to the southwest at 5mph Monday evening, but is expected to become nearly stationary or drift westward slightly Tuesday and then possibly move more definitively to the north Wednesday.

The disturbance remains on the threshold of becoming a depression or tropical storm and if convection remains persistent near the center of the low it could be upgraded at any time.

The first named system of the Atlantic Hurricane Season will be "Arthur".

Residents along the Florida East Coast northward the Carolinas will have to watch this system...it will not pose a threat to the Gulf of Mexico.

And if Acadiana is lucky, this system could help to bring drier and more stable air southward to area reducing overnight lows perhaps closer to 70....fingers crossed!

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