Posted: Jul 16, 2012 4:15 PM by Rob Perillo
Updated: Jul 16, 2012 4:15 PM
The daily deluges in Acadiana should decrease slightly for Tuesday and Wednesday as drier more stable air moves in from the east. As a result, rain chances should decrease to closer to 20% for a couple of days.
Typical summer heat should return for mid-week with highs getting back into the lower 90s. Factoring in our usual high summer humidity, the heat index should top out near 105 during the next couple of afternoons.
The expected decrease in our rain chances will be relatively short-lived as deeper tropical moisture and upper level instability return to the area for the weekend allowing for better than normal prospects of mainly afternoon showers and storms.
In the tropics, for the most part, the Atlantic Basin remains very quiet across most of the Caribbean and the entire Atlantic Basin. A fair bit of Saharan Dust was also noted from the Caribbean eastward.
Of note, an upper level low and increased thunderstorm activity was indicated over Florida and the Bahamas...this feature will drift westward toward the end of the week and will work in concert with an upper trough approaching from the north insuring healthy local rain chances going into the weekend.