Another very warm morning across Acadiana! Skies are generally fair, and temperatures are running in the mid 70s to the lower 80s along the coast. Summer heat and humidity will continue to hold on, with only slight chances for cooling showers this afternoon. A ridge of high pressure continues to hold along the Gulf Coast and will eventually weaken over the course of the week. More of an upper ridge of high pressure is scheduled to move northeast over the nation’s midsection allowing more of an easterly flow across the northern Gulf areas. This pattern, more typical for late June, should favor more coverage of afternoon showers and storms by the end of the week and the weekend.
For today, you can expect a mix of sun and clouds with afternoon temperatures soaring into the mid 90s. Heat index values will run near 105. Only a 20% chance you’ll see a shower today. Overnight, skies will remain fair, temperatures dropping into the upper 70s. A few more afternoon storms can be expected Wednesday, but temperatures should still reach the low to mid 90s. By the end of the weekend into next week, rain chances will be in the 40% range each day.
Tropical weather remains quiet. No developing systems are expected in the Atlantic Basin for the next five days.