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Jun 4, 2014 5:16 AM by Dave Baker

Hot and Humid

Hot and humid weather has returned to Acadiana while we get a nice chance to dry out after days of on and off heavy rain. High pressure is finally taking control from the east and west, converging over Acadiana. This is shoving a trough of low pressure that has been over the northern Gulf of Mexico farther south, helping to shut down the rains. Of course with less rain means more sunshine and possibly our first 90 degree day in a long time.

The last time Lafayette "officially" hit 90 was back on September 26, 2013, 251 days ago! It looks like this streak will end sometime today or later this week. Strong storms across the Midwest are causing power outages and damage from Nebraska through Iowa and Missouri. These storms are forecast to move into the Ohio Valley today.

The tropics remain quiet this morning. An upper level trough is over the Gulf, and a surface low pressure area is over the Bay of Campeche, but this isn't expected to become anything.Tropical Storm Boris continues to dump heavy rain along the Pacific coast of Mexico.

Expect partly cloudy skies and hot temperatures for the rest of the week. Today's high should be near 90 and we'll hover around 90 for highs through the weekend.

 

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