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Subtropical Storm Leslie forms

Sunday morning a broad low in the open north Atlantic was classified Subtropical Storm Leslie by the National Hurricane Center.

This is the 12th named storm of the 2018 season.

Daily scattered showers & storms continue; Tropical Storm Kirk forms

Happy Fall as the Autumn equinox will occur at 8:54PM Saturday evening but the good news is we won’t see the true equal amount of daylight and nighttime until this Thursday and Friday when the sun will rise near 7am and set at 7pm. 

Although it might officially be fall it is still going to feel very summer like this week with highs in the upper 80s to near 90 with heat indices in the mid to upper 90s.

Wet pattern with on and off storms for days…

Acadiana will be under the influence of deep tropical moisture and atmospheric instability leading to a good chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms this weekend, and through much of the week that follows.

Hot and humid pattern for last week of summer

Big summer heat and humidity will continue for Acadiana over the next several days, with the almost-ever-present chance of scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms.

Hot Temperatures This Week

Summer really wants to hang on for this last week of summer. Afternoon temperatures should easily climb into the low to mid 90s with heat

Summer is sticking around and latest on tropics

This week is going to feel more June or July than the middle of September as highs will continue to be in the low to mid 90s with heat indices topping out near 105°.

With the summer time heat and humidity we will have the daily 20-30% chance for pop-up showers and storms each afternoon.

Late summer heat continues; tropical update

Big late summer heat will continue for Acadiana over the next several days, but there will still be the chance of some cooling afternoon showers and thunderstorms.

Steamy Weekend Ahead

Summer will hang on this weekend, even though the first day of fall is just around the corner. Hot temperatures are expected to stick around,

Tracking the tropics and Acadiana’s weather through the next 10 days

Coincidental with the peak of hurricane season, there are no less than 5 systems that the National Hurricane Center (NHC) was tracking Thursday afternoon, including Hurricane Florence, tropical storms Isaac and Helene, Sub-Tropical Storm Joyce, and a disturbance in the Western Gulf of Mexico.

Isaac track

Thursday Tropics Update

It’s been a decade since the Atlantic Basin last had four named storms at the same time, but 10 years after the 2008 season we

10 pm Wednesday Tropical Update

While Hurricane Helene and Sub-Tropical Storm Joyce churn in the Eastern Atlantic (see earlier story), all attention remains on Hurricane Florence, and to much lesser degrees, Tropical Storm Isaac and the potential tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico.

Tuesday Night Tropical Update

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) maintained Florence at powerful Category 4 – 140mph winds as of its 10pm advisory Tuesday night.

Rain chances going down Wednesday

It has been another soggy day for Acadiana with on and off light to moderate showers as a stationary front remains situated over the region.

Later this evening the showers should begin to fade but it will still be a damp night which could lead to some patchy fog but we might have enough of a light ENE breeze to prevent the fog from getting to too thick.

Keeping an eye on Isaac as watches are issued for Lesser Antilles Islands

As Isaac continues its track towards the Lesser Antilles islands hurricane watches have been issued for Dominica, Guadeloupe and Martinque, while Antigua and Montserrat are under a tropical storm watch. 

Tuesday morning Isaac has encountered some westerly wind shear weakened the system slightly down to a strong tropical storm with 70 mph winds.

Tropical development possible in the western Gulf of Mexico

The Atlantic Basin remains very active through mid-September with three named storms of different strength. While Florence will garner the majority of the headlines those in the western Gulf should pay attention to an area of disturbed weather in the Caribbean.

Helene expected to become a major hurricane Tuesday

Hurricane Helene continues to get better organized with a large eye developing and winds now up to 105 mph.

In the next 24 hours the National Hurricane Center expects Helene to strengthen even more as it moves over warm waters and encounters low shear causing it to become a major hurricane Tuesday afternoon with winds getting as high as 115 mph.

Latest on Hurricanes Isaac

Isaac has remained a weak category 1 hurricane today with sustained winds of 75 mph as it encounters some upper level wind shear.

The latest track from the National Hurricane Center keeps Isaac on a westerly track across the Atlantic towards the Lesser Antilles.

Wet, unsettled weather pattern continues all week

No real change in the forecast the next couple days as a stationary front will be draped over Acadiana.

This front will be the focal point for scattered showers and storms to fire up Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon.

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