Hot and humid with afternoon showers this week

Posted at 3:49 PM, Aug 26, 2018


To close out the month of August it is back to a typical summer-like pattern.

This means we will have a fair of amount of sunshine during the first half of the day heating up temperatures into the lower 90s with feel like temperatures climbing into the triple digits.

Then as we reach the peak heating during the afternoon isolated to scattered showers will begin firing up throughout Acadiana.

Each day this week will have about a 30-40% chance for showers and storms.

Some of these showers and storms could produce rounds of heavy downpours, times of thunder and lightning  and gusty winds up to 30-40 mph but no severe weather is expected.

As far as rainfall totals most passing showers will bring only about a tenth to a quarter of an inch of rain but if a heavy downpour last for a half hour or longer it could drop up to an inch of rain in spots, especially closer to the coast, but flooding should not be an issue.

Looking ahead to Labor Day weekend the weather pattern doesn’t look to change much so it will still be hot and humid, perfect for any end of summer pool parties and days out on the water.

However, you still might have to dodge a few hit or miss showers and storms during the afternoon but rain chances could drop down to 20-30% Saturday through Monday.