A few technical difficulties last night, but we are back, and we are forecasting for Lafayette now, today. Anthony will be back with something a little later tonight. Who knows that that will be about.
At 1PM, CT, Lafayette was reporting a temperature of 93 degrees with mostly sunny skies. The primary feature east of the Rockies is a cutoff low in the Upper Midwest moving towards the Great Lakes. Flow south of the system is from the northwest until it reaches central Louisiana, where it begins to meander at the upper levels. The point for Lafayette is that there isn’t a sea breeze to speak of, and instead a languid, hot day will close out the weekend.
As the low continues to shift to the northeast, the cooler drier air at the back end will barrel southward towards Louisiana. This will trigger some showers and storms as soon as tomorrow morning. Unfortunately for Lafayette, as the parent low shifts to the northeast and unravels, the motivation for the boundary to continue to move southward will be limited. The threat for showers and storms will therefore continue through the afternoon and into Tuesday morning. Expect clouds and fog to develop in the mornings as well to help keep temperatures down a little bit, but the humidity will still be quite high.
Tomorrow – Showers and occasional thunderstorms possible, with morning haze, High 96, Low 78
Tuesday – Overcast early, then clearing with some showers and storms, High 92, Low 77
TWC: Tomorrow – Isolated thunderstorms, High 97, Low 76
Tuesday – Sunny, High 93, Low 73
AW: Tomorrow – Partly sunny with a shower or thunderstorm around High 95, Low 77
Tuesday – Partly sunny with a thunderstorm High 92, Low 74
NWS: Tomorrow – A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, High 96, Low 77
Tuesday – A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, High 93, Low 75
WB: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 95, Low 75
Tuesday – Mostly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 92, Low 75
WN: Tomorrow – Partly Cloudy with Scattered Storms High 95, Low 77
Tuesday – Partly Cloudy with Scattered Storms High 93, Low 75
FIO: Tomorrow – Light rain starting in the afternoon. High 94, Low 75
Tuesday – Light rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.High 89, Low 70