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It’s hot & it might rain this afternoon

Posted: 8:38 AM, Jun 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-28 09:38:28-04

Nothing new to report with the forecast today as it is going to be another hot and humid day with highs topping out near 93-94° and feel like temperatures getting up to 103-105°.

And with it being summer and a sea breeze coming off the Gulf we will have the normal 20% chance for a few stray showers during the afternoon producing some heavy downpours and rumbles of thunder.

This boring summer pattern will continue Friday and Saturday as high pressure remains entrenched in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico.

However, by Sunday this high will begin to weaken allowing some tropical moisture near the Big Bend in Florida to slowly creep to the west bumping our rain chances up to about 30% for Sunday afternoon.

The bulk of the moisture looks to arrive in the eastern portions of Acadiana by Monday afternoon producing scattered showers and storms.

Tuesday looks to be the day we will have the best chance for all of Acadiana to get scattered showers and storms as the tropical wave moves right over South Louisiana.

Heading into the 4th of July holiday the European model continues to show the main area of moisture moving towards SE Texas but we could still have a few scattered showers and storms during the afternoon so you might want to have a backup plan or a place to seek shelter at your picnics to get out of the rain for a little bit.

The good news is all the rain should end by sunset so it should be dry for all the firework displays throughout Acadiana Wednesday evening.

But this is still several days out and things could still change so make sure to check back for the latest forecast as we get closer.

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In the tropics the Eastern Pacific continues to be where all the action has been so far this year.

Early this morning Tropical Storm Emilia formed with sustained winds of 40 mph and gusts up to 50 mph.

Emilia is moving to the WNW at 15 mph meaning it is heading away from land and will just be another storm for the fishes.