Tropical Storm Mindy Formed Last Night in Gulf but No Threats to Acadiana at this Time

Tracking the Tropics

The National Hurricane Center is back to monitoring several areas in the tropics but fortunately, there are no immediate threats to Acadiana or Louisiana.

Tropical Storm Mindy developed yesterday afternoon in the northeastern Gulf before making landfall across the panhandle of Florida last night. Mindy is now a depression as it continues to quickly move east, well away from Acadiana.

The NHC is now monitoring an area of storminess in the Caribbean Sea. This area has a low chance for development as it moves into the Bay of Campeche this weekend. We will have to watch the western Gulf closely early next week. We don’t expect a tropical storm or a hurricane to form, but we could see tropical moisture surge northward and bring heavy rain to the coast of Texas and Louisiana. This deep tropical moisture feed may last through much of next week so heavy rain will be a threat. As of now, that threat looks higher across Texas.

Hurricane Larry became a major hurricane over the weekend. The NHC shows Larry as a Category 2 as it stays in the central Atlantic. Larry will not threaten the U.S. but could come close to Bermuda as weakening continues. Also, there is a strong tropical wave off the coast of Africa that has a medium chance of development. The next name on the list is Nicholas.

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41°F Cloudy Feels like 33°
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17 mph N
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70%
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Tonight

Areas of freezing rain possible. Isolated icy spots on bridges and overpasses.
30°F Areas of freezing rain possible. Isolated icy spots on bridges and overpasses.
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16 mph NNE
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20%
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40°F Cloudy Feels like 31°
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17 mph N
Humidity
69%
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Tonight

Areas of freezing rain possible. Isolated icy spots on bridges and overpasses.
30°F Areas of freezing rain possible. Isolated icy spots on bridges and overpasses.
Wind
16 mph NNE
Precip
20%
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Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
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Opelousas

38°F Cloudy Feels like 30°
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13 mph N
Humidity
69%
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Tonight

Areas of freezing rain possible. Isolated icy spots on bridges and overpasses.
30°F Areas of freezing rain possible. Isolated icy spots on bridges and overpasses.
Wind
16 mph NNE
Precip
20%
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Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
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Breaux Bridge

39°F Cloudy Feels like 31°
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17 mph N
Humidity
73%
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Tonight

Rain showers early then a mix of rain and freezing rain overnight. Low 29F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precip 40%.
29°F Rain showers early then a mix of rain and freezing rain overnight. Low 29F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precip 40%.
Wind
16 mph N
Precip
40%
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Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
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New Iberia

41°F Cloudy Feels like 33°
Wind
18 mph N
Humidity
71%
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Sunset

Tonight

Rain showers early then light rain and freezing rain overnight. Low 29F. Winds NNE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of precip 60%.
29°F Rain showers early then light rain and freezing rain overnight. Low 29F. Winds NNE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of precip 60%.
Wind
17 mph NNE
Precip
59%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous

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