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Hot & humid with scattered showers/storms Tuesday

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Posted at 4:38 PM, Jul 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-15 17:38:39-04

The final rain bands of post-tropical cyclone Barry are still sweeping across Acadiana this evening but they should start fading by 9-10 pm.

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Earlier today a band of heavy tropical showers and storms trained over a large stretch of Acadiana from Lake Charles up into Avoyelles parish.

These storms produce a wide area of 10-15 inches of rain, with one spot in southern Beauregard parish measuring more than 23 inches, leading to significant flooding in several parishes.

A Flood Warning remains in affect for this hard hit portion of Acadiana as flood water continues to cover roadways.

The rest of Acadiana is under a Flash Flood Watch until 7 PM.

Tuesday times of sunshine returns across Acadiana making for a hot and humid day with highs in the upper 80s to near 90 with feel like temperatures pushing the triple digits.

Now with this daytime heating and many locations in Acadiana still very wet from all the rain this weekend a decent amount of scattered showers are expected to develop during the late morning/afternoon on Tuesday so keep the umbrella handy.

Wednesday through Friday we go back to a typical summer pattern with high pressure building in the eastern Gulf of Mexico creating some hot and humid days with highs in the lower 90s and heat indices in the triple digits.

That said you still might want to bring the umbrella with you as I do think we will continue to have a 20-30% for a few pop-up showers and storms to bubble up each afternoon.

By the weekend high pressure should begin to weaken allowing a decent sea breeze to develop off the Gulf leading to about a 40% chance for scattered showers and storms both Saturday and Sunday afternoon, but neither day will be a wash out.

Looking ahead to next week a frontal system will be trying to work down into the Southeast which should create enough instability to keep rain chances in the 40-50% range Monday through Wednesday.