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One more oppressively hot day followed by showers Wednesday

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Posted at 4:28 PM, Aug 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-12 17:28:26-04

The heat waves will stick with us for one more day and it could be our hottest yet.

Highs on Tuesday will reach 94-95 with feel like temperatures topping out between 105-110.

For the 7th straight day a heat advisory has been issued on Tuesday for all of Acadiana from 11 AM til 7 PM.

If you have to work outside take the necessary precautions to stay cool by taking frequent breaks and drinking plenty of water.

Tuesday evening there will be a slight chance for a few showers to slide across the basin and push into Iberia, St. Martin and St. Mary parishes.

Wednesday will start off hot and humid with temperatures reaching the lower 90s and heat indices climbing into the triple digits.

By Wednesday afternoon/evening a front will be sagging south through Acadiana producing scattered showers and thunderstorms.

There is a low end threat that one or two storms could be on the strong to severe side with damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph and frequent lightning.

This front will still be situated over the region Thursday morning which could cause a few scattered showers but the rain should move out by the afternoon.

Thanks to the rain and clouds it should finally feel a little better as highs will hopefully hold in the upper 80s to near 90.

The front looks to slide out into the Gulf keeping us mostly dry and sunny Friday and Saturday with highs in the lower 90s.

Beyond Saturday models indicate that we will return to a typical August pattern with hot and humid conditions and the daily 30-40% chance for afternoon showers and storms for much of next week.