July Cool Front Means More Tolerable Temperatures For Acadiana
Cool. Whether you're discussing fashion, fads, or weather, it's all relative. Let's face it, big bell-bottom jeans were cool, once but not exactly now. 88 degrees Fahrenheit isn't cool in December but after weeks of temperatures in the mid-90s and a heat index above 105, it will seem cool later this week.
A rare July cold, actually cool, front is expected to push it's way across Louisiana today and Tuesday. In front of the front will be heat, humidity, and a pretty good chance of showers and thunderstorms. The Storm Prediction Center is not calling for a severe weather outbreak but things could get bumpy this afternoon and Tuesday.
Rain chances along the I-10 corridor will be about 70% for this afternoon and about 60% during the day on Tuesday. There will be a chance of scattered showers during the overnight hours as well. Rainfall totals shouldn't be that high. Most forecast models are calling for a half-inch to an inch of rainfall over the next 48 hours.
Forecasters say once the front passes through the area late in the day on Tuesday we will experience a decrease in relative humidity. The temperatures will be slightly cooler as well. The forecast high temperatures for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday will be in the mid to upper 80-degree range with a nice northerly breeze.
Okay, it won't be cool, but it will be cooler and when you consider that we've had a hurricane and a heatwave in the space of one week, I will take it.