Jul 23, 2013 5:14 PM by Rob Perillo
The heat is set to stay on "high" over the next several days into the weekend as rain chances stay lower than normal through the same period.
Daytime highs will stay in the mid-90s, under hazy conditions, while heat indices reach 100-105F each afternoon. The heat index will likely be higher in some areas, especially near bodies of water.
Rain chances will stay quite low Wednesday (near 10%) with best shot of an isolated storm mainly in northern portions of Acadiana.
There could be a few more storms Thursday, but right now rain chances won't go much higher than 20%.
Little change in the pattern is anticipated through the weekend, but there should be a slightly better chance of late afternoon storms Sunday into Monday.
In the tropics, a disturbance and surface low south of the Cape Verde Islands in the far Eastern Atlantic has a 60% chance of development over the next day or two.
A slight increase in intensity will make this a depression or tropical storm...the next named system will be Dorian.
Models track this system westward over the next 6-7 days toward the NE Caribbean but show limited development potential beyond 48 hours.