Jun 19, 2014 4:59 AM by Dave Baker

Heat Index Near 95 Today

Another hot, summer day across Acadiana with mainly dry conditions continuing through the weekend. There will be a window of opportunity for a midday shower, but then chances will drop again later this afternoon.

A ridge of high pressure still dominates the weather pattern for Acadiana this morning and will hold through Saturday. Eventually the ridge will break down early next week allowing for a better chance for rain showers and thunderstorms to cool down the afternoons. Until then, temperatures are expected to soar into the low to mid 90s with a heat index between 95 and 100. Summer doesn't officially begin until Saturday morning, but who said Louisiana weather follows the rules?

Offshore conditions will be calm with winds out of the south at 10 knots and seas running 1-2 feet. A light chop in protected waters. Tropics remain quiet too.

Expect partly to mostly sunny skies today with a slight chance for a midday shower, highs near 91 and a heat index near 95.

Tonight, fair skies, warm and muggy. Lows near 74.

Friday, mostly sunny and hot with a high near 92.

Saturday and Sunday, sunny and hot with highs in the mid 90s.



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