Sep 4, 2014 5:04 AM by Dave Baker

Hot and Humid

Staying very summer like across Acadiana for the next several days. Hot and humid, with scattered afternoon storms.

This morning most areas are quiet and temperatures are in the mid to upper 70s. A few 80 degree temperatures are noted along the coast. A front is moving across the upper Midwest and a weak trough is drifting westward along the Florida panhandle.

Heat and humidity will combine to bring temperatures in the lower 90s and heat index values near 100. Early this afternoon there will be enough daytime heating to bring widely scattered showers and thunderstorms to cool us back into the 80s later in the day. This weather will continue through Friday. The instability from the Florida trough will drift toward Louisiana this weekend, and the front north of us will drop into Arkansas. Still some afternoon variety storms expected on Saturday, but Sunday and Monday with those two features close enough, rain chances will be higher for the end of the weekend.

The tropics are fairly quiet this morning. The remnants of Dolly are still drenching northern Mexico. A tropical wave will roll off the African coast today. This has a chance for development later in the weekend.


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