Hot with some isolated storms possible Friday.
Good afternoon Acadiana! The heat was a little more bearable today compared to earlier this week as the upper high to our west continues to break down and lift out. This allowed weaker features such as an inverted trough to move in from the east which gave us a better scattering of some showers and storms this afternoon.
Most of the storm activity should begin to dissipate this evening as we lose the heating of the day. Temperatures will fall back into the mid to upper 70s overnight tonight and into Friday morning.
Friday (TGIF!) looks to be more like a typical summer forecast as the weak upper disturbance shifts a little farther to our west. High temperatures will climb into the lower and mid 90s with rain chances sitting at around 20-30%. We can't totally rule out a few heavy downpours for Friday with the heating of the day, but the overall coverage should be lower than what we saw on Thursday.
Drier air looks to filter in for the weekend which should help keep us relatively dry... but that just about always means we'll heat up as a result this time of year. Expect highs to top out in the mid 90s as rain chances sit at around 10-20% through the weekend.
Very July-ish weather is expected for the majority of next week with the chance of daily storms each afternoon. Maybe slightly higher rain chances for later next week, but we'll continue to monitor how the pattern evolves.
In the tropics: All is quiet and is expected to remain that way at least through the next 5 days.