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WEATHER BLOG: BIG HEAT FOR THE WEEKEND

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A ridge of high pressure will position itself right overhead for today, which will lead to mostly sunny skies and hot temperatures. We saw a layer of altostratus clouds yesterday, which kept highs in the 92-93 degree range. Today with sinking air across the area, little in the way of cloud cover is expected. Temperatures should have no problem reaching the 95-97 degree range this afternoon. Feels like temperatures could be 105-110 degrees, which is definitely getting into dangerous territory.

I see this same weather pattern continuing through the weekend. Rain chances will remain minimal with highs in the 95-97 degree range for both Saturday and Sunday. Heat index values will approach 110 degrees, so don’t be surprised if a heat advisory gets issued.

Ridge of high pressure will break down temporarily for the early parts of next week, lowering temperatures into the 92-94 degree range with isolated storms coming back into the forecast. The middle parts of next week is where global models diverge. The European model shows a large, dominant ridge of high pressure building across the south-central U.S. This leads temperatures near or above 100 degrees for next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday! The GFS model shows more of trough across the area leading to unsettled weather, more cloud cover, and storms. Because of that, the model is showing temperatures in the middle 90s versus the upper 90s to near 100. We’ll have to watch the evolution of the pattern through next week. Either way, expect hot temperatures to continue as I don’t see temperatures below 90 degrees through the next seven days.

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Scattered Clouds

Abbeville

92°F Scattered Clouds Feels like 97°
Wind
12 mph WSW
Humidity
48%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

A clear sky. Low near 75F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
75°F A clear sky. Low near 75F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Wind
8 mph SW
Precip
10%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
Scattered Clouds

Crowley

92°F Scattered Clouds Feels like 101°
Wind
8 mph SSW
Humidity
56%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Clear skies. Low near 75F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
75°F Clear skies. Low near 75F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Wind
8 mph SW
Precip
10%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
Broken Clouds

Opelousas

91°F Broken Clouds Feels like 101°
Wind
5 mph SW
Humidity
59%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Clear to partly cloudy. Low 74F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
74°F Clear to partly cloudy. Low 74F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Wind
7 mph SW
Precip
10%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
Scattered Clouds

Breaux Bridge

92°F Scattered Clouds Feels like 103°
Wind
8 mph SSW
Humidity
58%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Clear skies. Low 74F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
74°F Clear skies. Low 74F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Wind
8 mph SW
Precip
10%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
Scattered Clouds

New Iberia

91°F Scattered Clouds Feels like 103°
Wind
8 mph SSW
Humidity
61%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible early. Partly cloudy. Low 75F. Winds light and variable.
75°F A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible early. Partly cloudy. Low 75F. Winds light and variable.
Wind
4 mph SW
Precip
0%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous

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