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May 4, 2014 5:49 PM by Daniel Phillips

Humidity Stays Low for the Start of the Week

Humidity has stayed low over the last few days, something we rarely get to say in Louisiana, and as air continues to come from the southwest it will stay that way.

High pressure has completely dominated the forecast and the stubbornness of this ridge will continue to provide us with a plethora of sunshine.

Clouds have been hard to come by and with the ridge remaining in place that will be the case for the first half of the work week.

As the high slides eastward, however, winds at the surface will generally shift to the south which will be responsible for a gradual increase in humidity.

Temperatures will remain in the mid to upper 80s, but with drier air it will feel very comfortable outside.

Expect more moisture in place by Wednesday with a slight increase in clouds but the rain likely holding off until the end of the week.

This far out timing hasn't been nailed down quite yet as models are diverging away from consensus by the end of the week.

That could mean we see a slow moving system which could be a good rainmaker, something we could use as parts of Acadiana are entering the early stages of a drought.

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