More sunshine and heat to start the work week

Posted at 4:43 PM, Jun 24, 2018

High pressure will be sliding over the region to start the work week clearing out the clouds and heating things up to about 93-94° with heat indices topping out near 101-104°.

Tuesday winds will pick up a little bit out of the south pushing a little more moisture off the Gulf and over Acadiana to spark off a couple stray showers but otherwise it will be another hot and humid day.

For Wednesday there looks to be a little more instability in the atmosphere thanks to an upper level wave to produce about a 30% chance for scattered showers and storms during the afternoon.

And we will be begging for these showers to develop and cool things off for a little bit and provide some much needed rain as we continue to be dealing with relatively dry conditions across Acadiana.

Then on Thursday and Friday it will be back to the typical summer pattern with temperatures in the lower 90s and feeling like the triple digits with a 20% chance for a few stray showers or storms during the afternoon.

No real changes to the pattern for the weekend meaning more summer heat and humidity and maybe a couple isolated showers or storms, especially on Sunday, but nothing to cancel any outdoor events.

In the extended forecast there looks to be a decent chance for some tropical moisture to slide our way from the east to produce scattered showers and storms just in time to maybe interrupt your 4th of July holiday plans but this is several days out so things could change.


In the tropics Tropical Storm Daniel formed earlier this morning in the Eastern Pacific several hundred miles to the west of Mexico.

The storm has sustained winds of 45 mph with wind gusts up to 60 mph.

Tropical Storm Daniel is moving off to the NNW at 12 mph away from land and will just be a storm for the fishes.

The storm will also weaken quickly as it will be down to a depression in about 24 hours by Monday evening.