WEATHER BLOG: Very hot temperatures expected to continue through the next week

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The heat continued today as highs will likely top out in the upper 90s across most locations. Another hot day is projected tomorrow with highs in the 96-98 degree territory across Acadiana. Triple digit heat is likely across the central and northern portions of the state. This heat is being caused by a high pressure cell aloft, which is promoting sinking air, leading to hot temperatures. This is also the reason why we’re seeing the lack of rainfall as clouds need rising air to grow and produce rainfall.

This high pressure will remain the dominant weather factor over our area through the next few days. It could, however, scoot a bit to the east by the early and middle parts of next week, giving us a tad bit of relief from the upper 90s and allowing the introduction of isolated storm chances (20-30%).

The high appears to shift back over the area through the end of next week though. The European model, which is typically very good, supports this idea. This could lead to another round of heat heading into the end of next week and into next weekend. This dry pattern looks to continue with rain chances remaining minimal through the next seven days.

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Overcast

Abbeville

55°F Overcast Feels like 55°
Wind
6 mph N
Humidity
92%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Cloudy this evening then becoming foggy and damp after midnight. Low around 50F. Winds light and variable.
48°F Cloudy this evening then becoming foggy and damp after midnight. Low around 50F. Winds light and variable.
Wind
3 mph NNE
Precip
20%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Crescent
Overcast

Crowley

54°F Overcast Feels like 54°
Wind
3 mph NNE
Humidity
94%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Areas of patchy fog early. A few showers early then fog developing overnight. Low near 50F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.
48°F Areas of patchy fog early. A few showers early then fog developing overnight. Low near 50F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.
Wind
4 mph NE
Precip
20%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Crescent
Overcast

Opelousas

51°F Overcast Feels like 51°
Wind
0 mph
Humidity
99%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Foggy. Low 49F. Winds light and variable.
48°F Foggy. Low 49F. Winds light and variable.
Wind
4 mph NNE
Precip
30%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Crescent
Overcast

Breaux Bridge

53°F Overcast Feels like 53°
Wind
9 mph NNE
Humidity
96%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Areas of fog. Low near 50F. Winds light and variable.
48°F Areas of fog. Low near 50F. Winds light and variable.
Wind
4 mph NE
Precip
20%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Crescent
Overcast

New Iberia

54°F Overcast Feels like 54°
Wind
8 mph N
Humidity
100%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Cloudy with showers. Low around 45F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.
50°F Cloudy with showers. Low around 45F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.
Wind
4 mph SSE
Precip
30%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Crescent

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