Hot with some isolated storms possible for Monday.
Good Sunday afternoon! Another absolute scorcher across Acadiana this afternoon as highs topped out in the mid to upper 90s while our heat indices soared into the mid 100s area wide.
Another very muggy night is in store as lows once again struggle to reach the upper 70s.
An upper-level high off to our west will continue to dominate the forecast for much of this week which will keep temperatures on the hot side. A heat advisory has already been issued for our area heading into Monday. This will take effect around mid morning and last through the evening time frame. Full heat precautions remain advised.
Although rain chances remain somewhat low, we have to be careful on the forecast heading into Monday. Often times we see smaller disturbances riding the northwesterly flow aloft on the outer periphery of the main upper high as they move southward. These help to generate showers and storms, but they have mainly stayed well east of the area these last couple of days. Some guidance suggest that another weak disturbance may try to move in from the north sometime Monday afternoon a little closer to Acadiana than what we have been seeing. This may help to give us a slightly better chance to see some storms in the afternoon. We will also have plenty of daytime heating to work with as well. Furthermore, the SPC has us hatched in for a marginal risk for severe weather. The main threats with any storm that does develop will be gusty winds and heavy rainfall. I'll hold rain chances at 30% for now. Otherwise, we will be dealing with heat indices well into the triple digits once again for Monday.
Lower to mid 90s for high temperatures will remain in the 10-day forecast with slightly better rain chances for late week. Y'all have a great week!
In the tropics: No new developments expected in at least the next 5 days!