High heat continues to dominate pattern; few isolated storms Friday

Posted at 3:25 PM, Jun 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-16 18:27:22-04

Well, some of you saw relief from the heat today courtesy of a cooling afternoon shower or thundershower.

Any activity still on the radar this evening will come to an end prior to midnight.

Mild and muggy overnight with lows in the mid-upper 70s.

A hot end to the week Friday as highs push into the mid-90s under generally partly cloudy skies.

Heat indices will approach 102°-106°.

Heat index

A few isolated storms possible into the afternoon, but coverage will be a little less compared to today.

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Graf model

The heat stays on big time this weekend and well into next week.

Expect highs to push well into the mid-upper 90s.

Long-range models continue to insist that some areas in Acadiana may hit triple digit readings...

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GFS high temps.

We'll see, but regardless, it's going to be quite hot out there, so make sure you are staying hydrated and taking plenty of breaks.

With a ridge of high pressure overhead, that will limit our rain chances to 20% or less.

To say the least, we are in the middle of an early summer heatwave across the deep south... Stay cool!


The area of disturbed weather near central America now only has a 10% chance of development.

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Tropical satellite

All of the moisture associated with it will remain well to the south and west of the region.

Rest of the tropics are quiet at this time.

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