After several sunny and seasonably cool days for Acadiana this week, the weekend promises changes in the weather pattern with plenty of clouds, some showers and a few storms, and a healthy temperature spread from Saturday to Sunday.
Acadiana stayed on a nice seasonable winter roll Thursday as temperatures reached the upper 50s to 60 degrees in a few spots under mostly sunny skies. More of the same is expected to tomorrow, but there will probably be more high clouds mixing with the sun from time to time.
After a gloomy period going back to Christmas, much of Acadiana got to see sunshine Friday, and there’s plenty more on the way for a good part of the weekend.
The 2018 Hurricane season has come to an end and KATC Meteorologists Daniel Phillips and Dave Baker are taking a look back at the storms and stats.
Our weather will be on repeat the next couple days as an upper level high is situated over the region.
That means we will see more sunny skies Monday and Tuesday with highs in the low to mid 80s.
High pressure will continue to be in place out in the Gulf creating more sun filled days for Acadiana Sunday through Tuesday.
But as the high slides to the east a little and provides us a WSW flow temperatures will be warming up as highs will climb into the low to mid 80s and overnight lows will bottom out around the lower 60s.
Sub-Tropical Storm Oscar formed in the Central Atlantic Friday night.
The forecast for Acadiana this weekend is simply outstanding and sunny with a fresh and cool start Saturday morning, finishing up with temperatures in the balmy low to mid 80s Sunday afternoon.
A storm system crossing along coastal Louisiana overnight into early Thursday will bring a good soaking to Acadiana with rain and a few embedded storms likely.
After a rainy, dreary day across Acadiana Tuesday, there will be a short respite from the precipitation before a stronger storm system ushers in heavier rains late Wednesday night into Thursday.
Cloudy, gray skies will continue for Acadiana for a good part of the week with showers a fairly good bet Tuesday along with steadier and heavier rains developing late Wednesday into early Thursday.
The weather for Acadiana this weekend will be outstanding, and if you find yourself out standing in the weather, don’t forget the sunblock and a hat!
If you liked temperatures in the low to mid 60s Thursday morning, you are going to love temperatures dropping into the low-mid 50s for Friday
Hurricane Michael will become a tropical storm by early Thursday morning as it continues to accelerate northeastward at 20 mph.
Incredible video was shot by Stefan Melendez depicting of calm conditions and sunshine in the eye of the Hurricane Michael east of Panama City early Wednesday afternoon.
Hurricane Michael remains a extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane with 140 mph sustained “catastrophic winds” continuing well inland, and heading for portions of extreme southeastern Alabama and Southern Georgia.
Update on Hurricane Michael.
With the 10PM Michael continues to strengthen with winds now up to 125 mph winds and gusts as high as 155 mph.
7PM update: Hurricane Michael is getting better organized with a tight eye forming around strong convection storms. Winds are holding at 120 mph but pressure has fallen drop to 953 mb.
The entire Louisiana Coast continued under flood advisories for higher than normal tides associated with major Hurricane Michael in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico.
With the 4PM update Michael has strengthen to a major category 3 hurricane with 120 mph winds and gusts up to 150 mph. The new
The latest on Hurricane Michael.
Hurricane Michael is expected to strengthen significantly Tuesday into early Wednesday.
Expect another round of scattered tropical showers and a few thunderstorms for Acadiana Tuesday, but drier and eventually cooler weather is on the way!
After a very hot weekend with highs in the 90s, we may see a light at the end of the tunnel with cooler weather later
Sunday afternoon hurricane hunters flew through Tropical Storm Michael and have found that winds are now up to 50 mph and the storm is slowly marching to the NNE at 3 mph.
Sunday most of Acadiana got a break from the rain but as we head back to work you are going to want to have the umbrella handy again.
As Tropical Storm Michael begins to make its way into the Gulf we will start to see some tropical moisture head our way bumping rain chances up to about 30-40% Monday afternoon.
After lots of tropical showers and storms on Saturday rain chances look to go down Sunday and Monday as winds turn more easterly.
With rain chances down around 20-30% the next couple days that means we will see more sunshine leading to another couple summer-like days with highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s with heat indices in the mid to upper 90s.
While the weekend won’t be a washout, tropical moisture will return to Acadiana manifesting in scattered, mainly afternoon, showers and thunderstorms. Meanwhile, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has continued to increase the chances, up to 70% as of Friday afternoon, that a tropical depression, and perhaps a tropical storm, may develop in the Gulf of Mexico into early next week.
High pressure over the southeast will keep the weather generally hot and humid today, holding the fall like conditions over the middle part of the