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

64°F Overcast Feels like 64°
Wind
6 mph NE
Humidity
66%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Scattered thunderstorms. Gusty winds and small hail are possible. Low 67F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.
68°F Scattered thunderstorms. Gusty winds and small hail are possible. Low 67F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.
Wind
3 mph SSE
Precip
30%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Gibbous
Overcast

Crowley

62°F Overcast Feels like 62°
Wind
9 mph ENE
Humidity
76%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Isolated thunderstorms early, then mainly cloudy overnight with thunderstorms likely. Gusty winds and small hail are possible. Low 67F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.
68°F Isolated thunderstorms early, then mainly cloudy overnight with thunderstorms likely. Gusty winds and small hail are possible. Low 67F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.
Wind
3 mph SSE
Precip
30%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Gibbous
Broken Clouds

Opelousas

57°F Broken Clouds Feels like 57°
Wind
5 mph ENE
Humidity
78%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Scattered thunderstorms early, then mainly cloudy overnight with thunderstorms likely. Gusty winds and small hail are possible. Low 64F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 70%.
68°F Scattered thunderstorms early, then mainly cloudy overnight with thunderstorms likely. Gusty winds and small hail are possible. Low 64F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 70%.
Wind
3 mph SE
Precip
30%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Gibbous
Broken Clouds

Breaux Bridge

62°F Broken Clouds Feels like 62°
Wind
8 mph NE
Humidity
72%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Scattered thunderstorms, especially late. Gusty winds and small hail are possible. Low 67F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.
68°F Scattered thunderstorms, especially late. Gusty winds and small hail are possible. Low 67F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.
Wind
3 mph SSE
Precip
30%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Gibbous
Broken Clouds

New Iberia

62°F Broken Clouds Feels like 62°
Wind
9 mph NE
Humidity
80%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Partly cloudy. Low around 65F. Winds light and variable.
65°F Partly cloudy. Low around 65F. Winds light and variable.
Wind
4 mph SSE
Precip
50%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Gibbous

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