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A few isolated showers/storms Tuesday afternoon

Posted: 4:29 PM, Jun 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-24 23:35:49-04

Most of the showers have now pushed out into the Gulf of Mexico but thanks to the rain temperatures have been on the comfortable side setting up a pleasant evening.

However with the ground still quite damp from today’s rain there is a good possibility for patchy to dense fog Tuesday morning.

Once the fog mixes out it will turn into a hot and humid afternoon with highs back into the lower 90s and feel like temperatures in the triple digits.

During the afternoon there is the chance that an upper level shortwave could swing across Acadiana sparking off a few scattered showers and storms.

These showers will have a decent amount of energy to produce heavy downpours, lots of thunder and lightning, gusty winds up to 60 mph and even some large hail.

For that reason the Storm Prediction Center has all of Louisiana under a marginal risk (5%) for the possibility that one or two storms could be on the strong to severe side.

Wednesday and Thursday rain chances go down to just to about 10% as a large area of Saharan dust swings over the region which will cut down on the moisture in the atmosphere.

So, not only will rain chances be really low but the humidity will not be as high which will allow the temperature to warm into the mid 90s both days.

The really nice thing about the slight drier air is that overnight lows should be able to drop down into the lower 70s.

Looking ahead to Friday and the weekend slight rain chances return to Acadiana as our next upper level system will slide into the region but we are only talking about a 30-40% chance for a quick passing shower or storm during the afternoon.

Otherwise it will still be hot and humid with highs in the lower 90s and heat indices above the century mark.