Late summer pattern continues…some rain this week
The late summer pattern in Acadiana is expected to continue for the next week to 10 days with some chances for a few showers over the next 5-6 days.
In the near term, expect another relatively pleasant evening with temperatures dipping into the low 70s in Lafayette, to the mid-upper 60s in most other areas, except near the coast.
Tuesday will be partly cloudy to partly cloudy with temperatures rising toward the mid 90s, reaching highs in the afternoon.
Rain chances will remain in the 5-10% range with only one or two scattered showers or thundershowers possible in the area.
There may be a better chance for scattered storms Wednesday afternoon in the near future as an upper level disturbance and a weak frontal low move toward the area… right now, rain chances should be in the 30-40% range at best.
Rain chances are expected to drop to 20% or less on Thursday and Friday.
Highs for the rest of the week will remain in the low-mid 90s.
By Saturday, another disturbance may bring increased chances of rain and some storms with drier conditions expected on Sunday.
Next week promises more sun and dry conditions with no help from the ongoing exceptionally severe drought… although some recent rain has settled some of the dust.
See KATC’s 10-day forecast for the latest.
Today/Monday was the 97th consecutive day above 90 degrees in Lafayette…the old record was 58!
Meanwhile, the tropical Atlantic has two hurricanes and another area looking to develop over the next week.
Margot, in the far eastern Atlantic, was upgraded to a hurricane Monday afternoon… and this system will not threaten the Western Hemisphere.
Major Typhoon Li is of greater importance… Li remains a slow-moving storm and is not expected to directly impact any land areas for the next 4-5 days.
However, Bermuda will likely see some tropical storm conditions as the storm remains west of the island on Thursday.
Lee will also produce rough surf, rip currents, and some beach erosion along most of the entire East Coast of the United States.
Although Lee is expected to downgrade to a Category 1 storm in 5 days, the system will have significant circulation with some impacts expected anywhere from New England to the Canadian Navy, including areas like Nova Scotia. and Prince Edward Island via Newfoundland.
Right now, the meteorologist doesn’t see any tropical activity in the area West Bay for the rest of the month…But there are no guarantees for the East Bay, but then come October, when tropical storms and hurricanes will still be possible for much of the month.
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