Acadiana should see a good chance of showers and thunderstorms Wednesday as the same disturbance that increased our rain chances late last week into Saturday has circled around the state and is making its second visit to the area as it drifts westward from Eastern Louisiana.
Rain chances look to increase into the 70-80% range Wednesday with some isolated areas seeing some locally torrential downpours with rainfall rates in the 1-3" per hour range.
Most of us however will likely see less than an inch of rainfall Wednesday (with some areas not seeing much at all) but a few spots could catch several inches in a short period of time that could lead to brief street flooding.
Prime-time for activity will be earlier than usual, from the mid-morning into the mid-afternoon hours.
Thanks to the higher and earlier rain chances Acadiana should mostly be on the cooler side of 90°...topping out (hopefully) in the upper 80s.
The disturbance will move farther west into Texas Thursday with our rain chances tamping down to near 40%.
Rain chances should decrease further Friday into Saturday allowing for the steamy-mid 90s and higher end heat indices in the 105°+ range to return to the area.
By Sunday, it appears that our rain chances may be on the upswing again as a weak frontal trough approaches the Gulf Coast.
Next week's weather looks to be a continuation of a typical summer pattern with up and down rain chances accompanied by high temperatures mostly in the low-mid 90s.
See the KATC 10 Day Forecast for the latest.
Meanwhile the Atlantic tropics are quiet and it should stay that way for at least another 5-7 days.
In the Eastern Pacific, it should be noted that Tropical Storm Bonnie crossed Central America intact so the storm kept its name.
Bonnie had strengthened to a Category 3 hurricane with 115 mph winds Tuesday afternoon and should move and die out to sea in the next 5-6 days.
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