Aug 5, 2014 5:37 PM by Rob Perillo

Hottest Week So Far This Summer

It's summer, it's August, and the weather conditions will be feeling much the same for Acadiana over the next week.

A relatively benign pattern over the next several days will lead to consistently hot and humid conditions with daytime highs reaching the mid-90s.

Much of the summer for Acadiana has been hot in spots, but not for more than a day or two without scattered showers and storms interrupting multi-day heat events.

Consistently hot temperatures with near or below normal rain chances over the 3-5 days should make it feel likely the hottest period so far this summer. 

Heat indices will climb into the 100-105 degree range over the next several days from noon through 5pm with the only relief from the heat coming in the form of widely scattered, mainly afternoon showers and thundershowers.

Rain chances will stay in the 20-30% range each day through Saturday but there could better storm chances developing Sunday into early next week as a weakening upper level trough approaches from the north, carving out a weakness in the upper atmosphere.

News & Notes:

Lafayette has yet to officially hit 95 degrees this summer, while New Iberia hit 95 Tuesday for only the second time this summer.

There is a lot of variability between Lafayette's summers with some years seeing as little as zero 95 degree days, and other summers experiencing as much as forty 95 degree days, in 1995 and 37 in 2005!


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