More high heat and humidity to end out the week

Posted at 4:36 PM, Jun 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-19 23:32:26-04

Locally, it will be another warm and sticky night with temperatures slow to cool off as lows struggle to drop down into the upper 70s.

However, for our neighbors to the north towards the I-20 corridor rounds of strong to severe storms will slide across from east Texas to Monroe this evening through the overnight hours.

Strong to severe storms likely tonight across northern Louisiana


They are even under a slight to enhanced risk that these storms could produce damaging wind gusts, large hail and a few strong tornadoes.

Slight to enhanced risk for severe storms for the ArkLaTex tonight


As these systems swing across the northern portion of the state a couple models show an outflow boundary diving south towards Acadiana producing the slight chance for a few showers in Allen, Avoyelles, Evangeline, Rapides and St. Landry parishes.

Outflow for storms to the north could send a few showers down into northern Acadiana late tonight


All this activity should dissipate by daybreak and it looks to be a hot and humid Thursday with highs in the mid 90s and heat indices topping out near 107 or 108.

The highest feel like temperatures we have seen all summer


Friday looks to be just as hot and sticky so those that have to work outside the next couple days remember to take breaks when needed and to drink plenty of water.

The summer conditions stay with us for the first half of the weekend with highs on Saturday near 94° and feel like temperatures between 103-107.

Sunday a bit more moisture will swing around the upper level high in the eastern Gulf to produce about a 30% chance for a few scattered showers and storms during the afternoon.

A few scattered showers and storms possible Sunday afternoon


Rain chances increase to 40-50% Monday afternoon into the evening as a frontal boundary tries to push down into the region.

Best chance for scattered showers in Acadiana will be on Monday


With the extra clouds and showers temperatures will hold in the lower 90s Monday afternoon.

Unfortunately the front will fizzle out and fail to push through Acadiana meaning it will be right back to the baking heat and humidity with highs in the mid 90s and triple digit heat indices most of next week with very low rain chances.