With drier more stable air in the region, Acadiana will see hotter temperatures and higher heat indices over the next couple of days.
An upper level disturbance will slowly traverse Louisiana through Tuesday allowing for scattered showers and a few thunderstorms into Tuesday, but drier, hotter and more humid conditions await Acadiana later this week.
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The National Weather Service completed their storm surveys from Wednesday night’s into Thursday’s storms and flooding rains and determined up to 8 tornadoes impacted the Acadiana area.
The chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue for Acadiana Friday evening associated with a weakening frontal boundary that will fizzle through the region overnight.
Among many of the flood and wind damage reports in Acadiana following Wednesday night’s into Thursday morning’s severe weather event, the National Weather Service performed a preliminary survey of the damage in Krotz Springs and determined it to be an EF1 tornado with 107 mph winds.
After flooding rains of 4-12″ or more and severe storms across a good part of Acadiana Wednesday night into Thursday morning resulting in the flooding across the region, there has been a bit of a break Thursday afternoon before another couple of rounds of storms will be on the way late tonight into Friday.
A Flash Flood Watch continues for all of Acadiana through Thursday evening. Heavy tropical showers and storms will continue to advance northward from the Gulf of Mexico as an upper level low moving in from the west strings the old Gulf disturbance northward through the region.
Here’s the latest model data and forecast thinking…expect rainfall amounts anywhere from 2-10″ across Acadiana.
Although the disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico will likely not develop, its deep tropical moisture is on track to impact Acadiana Wednesday into Thursday in the form of heavy, flooding rains.
With the approach of a tropical disturbance the next few days winds will increase out of the south pushing Gulf water onshore.
Thus, a Coastal Flood Advisory has been issued for Calcaseiu, Cameron, Iberia, St. Mary and Vermilion parishes from 1 AM Wednesday until 1 PM on Friday.
While Acadiana will get one more exceedingly hot and humid day Tuesday, a couple of weather systems look to interact in the region bringing the threat of locally heavy rains, elevated winds and tides along the Louisiana Coast Thursday.
Per the National Hurricane Center, Disturbance 91L is “a little better organized since yesterday.
More summertime heat to begin the work week with highs in the mid 90s and feel like temperatures topping out near 103° Monday afternoon.
More summertime heat and humidity the next few days as high pressure builds over the region pushing temperatures into the mid 90s with heat indices topping out between 102-106°.
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The hottest stretch of weather so far for the year is in store for Acadiana this weekend, and into early next week, as a ridge of high pressure decreases the rain chances and cloud cover, yielding high temperatures pushing the mid-90s.
Acadiana can expect a return of partly sunny skies Friday, but there will still be the risk of scattered mainly afternoon/early evening showers and storms. Rain chances will decrease this weekend, at the expense of building high pressure and subsequently increasing mid-summer heat.
While the heat and humidity will continue for Acadiana into Thursday, there will be a better chance of scattered afternoon and/or early evening showers and thunderstorms.
Iberia Parish held their annual Parish Hurricane Preparation Meeting on Wednesday, May 29 at the Silman Theater in New Iberia.
The heat will stay on across Acadiana over the next several days, with hotter temperatures expected to develop over the next week. A few cooling
Memorial Day Weekend usually marks the unofficial start of summer, and this weekend the weather in Acadiana will be in full summer mode as high pressure dominates across the entire Gulf Coast.
Acadiana can expect more mostly sunny and hot weather into the Memorial Holiday Weekend with rain chances staying relatively quite low, near 5% or less.
The weather pattern for Acadiana screams “summer” as we head closer, and into the unofficial start to summer, the Memorial Day Weekend.
After a windy, warm and humid day across Acadiana Tuesday, expect a gradual decrease in wind and increase in temperatures later this week and into the weekend.
A tropical pattern has set in across Acadiana over the last several days, with breezy winds tomorrow helping to take and edge off of the heat and humidity. But as time wears on, the pattern will gradually get hotter, and eventually a little drier into the weekend an beyond.
Late tonight into Sunday morning the tail end of the line of storms will try to work across Acadiana producing scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Timing for these storms will start about 4 am for our northwestern parishes, reach Lafayette between 7-8 am before clearing St. Mary parish about noon.
Acadiana can expect a warm and increasingly humid weekend with the chance of scattered showers Saturday, and a better chance of showers and thunderstorms Sunday.
Acadiana will get to enjoy another nice day with fair to partly cloudy and warm conditions expected for our Friday, but unfortunately the chance of showers and storms will be increasing deeper into the weekend.
A favorably dry and pleasant weather pattern will continue for Acadiana over the next couple of days before changes arrive into the weekend.
After a 5-10″ rainfall late last week into the weekend, Acadiana will have more time to dry out before the next significant chance of storms returns late this weekend.