Notice the Lafayette area will be right on the cusp of severe weather on Thursday. I think our best chance of severe weather will be in the wee hours of Friday morning and once again by late Friday morning and early afternoon. The latest maps continue to scream damaging wind gusts near 70 mph and large hail as the main threats. Isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out. It will all be based on timing. Since I have the front moving quickly through the area on Friday this could save us from a tornado outbreak, but I do not see us being spared the high wind gusts and large hail. Make sure to stay tuned on check the latest here on the blog.
This means to take advantage of the weather while you can. My family will be doing this by walking our newest family member BJ. He is named after the city Bowie, Maryland where I grew up. A few years back you may remember we had a Maltese named Bowie. He is a spitting image of Bowie, so we call him Bowie, Jr, or BJ for short. Here is a good look at what appears to be a cottony cloud or cumulus ball of fur. Megan is having a great time on her summer vacation with her new dog.
He is actually a Coton de Tulear and runs around the house like a small tornado. He is a cousin of the Maltese and Bichon. The spunky little guy is almost 6 months old, but he acts more like 6 years old. This is a good thing when you have a household full of kids and commotion. He has turned my household upside down, but in a good way. Cottons as they are called in English have ancestors from Madagascar and are as rare in this country as category 5 cyclones are in the Arabian Sea. There are only 5,000 of these dogs in the USA. His big trick so far is trying to stand on his hind legs. Cottons are known to try to act like they are humans. Maybe he can be on the Letterman show some day. This spoiled little guy is well on his way.
Speaking of spoiled. We will all be spoiled today with a fair weather cloud delight!We will warm up nicely in the 80s today with comfortable humidity and great pool weather. It will not last much longer so get out and enjoy. I will have more on the severe weather heading our way here on the blog tomorrow and of course tonight on the news. I better go get a treat for BJ!