A warm and humid air mass is draped across Acadiana this morning. Skies are generally cloudy with some patchy light fog in the area. Temperatures are starting in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Expect the clouds and fog to break up later this morning giving way to partly cloudy skies. Afternoon highs will reach the mid 80s with heat index values getting close to 90.
A front will slide into the area later this afternoon and evening. At the same time another upper disturbance will move across central and southern Texas. The combination of these will increase the chance for rain and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. Most likely we'll see the chances for rain this evening and overnight here in Acadiana. Stronger storms are expected to stay to the west where parts of southern Texas have an enhanced risk of severe weather. Rains will gradually taper off early Friday with sunshine and cooler temperatures returning.
The front will hold over the Gulf of Mexico into early Saturday. Low pressure, currently over southern California will open up, allowing low pressure to develop over the Texas panhandle. This low will slide east over the weekend bringing the front northward as a warm front Saturday. Chances for rain will once again start to rise by Saturday afternoon. Temperatures will stay in the 70s. Storms are likely Saturday night into early Sunday as another front pushes through.
Cooler and drier weather is expected for most of next week.