Aug 1, 2014 5:17 AM by Dave Baker
Cloudy skies this morning with scattered rain and storms over the northern parts of Acadiana. These storms are moving eastward bringing some brief heavy rains. Low pressure over the Toledo Bend area and an associated front will continue to bring unstable conditions. With daytime heating, expect rains to increase in coverage and intensity.
Temperatures this morning are in the low to mid 70s. It is more muggy this morning as the dew point temperatures are higher than the past two mornings. This additional moisture will help sustain the showers and thunderstorms.
This pattern is expected to remain in place for the weekend. Pretty good rain chances will stick around for both Saturday and Sunday. The good news...temperatures under mostly cloudy skies should remain in the 80s. Remember this is normally the hottest part of the year. Expect about a 60% coverage for rain today, and 50% over the weekend.
Tropical Storm Bertha is our second named storm of the season and is producing 45mph winds over the Atlantic just east of the Windward Islands. Tropical Storm Warnings are up for the Islands all the way to Puerto Rico.