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Increasing clouds and slight chance for storms Monday

Posted: 4:15 PM, Jul 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-22 17:15:29-04

No surprise the hot and humid conditions will continue Monday as another heat advisory has been issued for Acadiana as highs will top out near 94-95° with feel like temperatures getting as high as 104-107°.

Now we will have some changes Monday as a weak front slides down into Acadiana bringing with it a fair amount of clouds throughout the day and eventually could spark off a few isolated showers and storms during the evening hours.

Any of these storms that do develop will have the possibility to be on the strong to severe side with damaging wind gusts, hail and frequent lightning as the main threats as the Storm Prediction Center has portions of Acadiana under a marginal risk(5%) for severe weather, while areas to the east near New Orleans are under a slight risk(15%).

Early Tuesday morning this front will push out into the Gulf and fade out allowing for a northerly flow to usher in slightly drier air into Acadiana making it feel not as miserable Tuesday through Thursday afternoon as heat indices will stay below the triple digits.

The other good news thanks to this drier air moving over the region is overnight lows will fall into the low to mid 70s so it will not be as muggy/sticky first thing in the mornings and late at night.

However, with plenty of sunshine it will still be quite hot during the day with highs topping out in the mid 90s, so you will still need to take it easy if you work outside and remember to wear sunscreen, hats and loose fitting clothes, drink plenty of water and take breaks often.

Friday through next weekend winds flip back out of the south pushing Gulf moisture back over Acadiana causing a bit more clouds to bubble up throughout Acadiana and cause one or two showers/storms to pop-up during the afternoon.

With the extra clouds and slight rain chances afternoon highs will come down a few degrees as temperatures Friday and into the weekend will hold in the low 90s.

Best rain chances in the extended forecast look to finally arrive the following Monday and Tuesday as our next front pushes down into Acadiana.