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More storms this weekend, maybe fewer Sunday

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A good chance of scattered showers and storms will stay in the forecast for Acadiana this weekend, especially for our Saturday.

Before the storms kick in, look for partly sunny, hot and humid conditions through late Saturday morning, but clouds and the risk of storms will build into the afternoon.

Essentially storms will be sliding southeastward across Acadiana around the periphery of a strong ridge of high pressure anchored over the Texas Hill Country.

Some storms Saturday will also contain strong and gusty winds, within and spreading out ahead of storms, with localized torrential downpours of an inch or two possible in spots.

Storms will be moving along at a good clip, so no flooding issues are anticipated at this time.

The ridge of high pressure to our west may exert a little more influence as into our area Sunday, so rain chances could be a little lower (40% Sunday vs. 60% Saturday).

The ridge of high pressure will retreat early next week thereby allowing for better than normal rain chances to return for a couple of days. 

By mid-week, the aforementioned ridge should move far enough to the east to bring down Acadiana's rain chances closer to a much more normal 30% (give or take 10%) to finish out the week and perhaps last into the following weekend.

High temperatures over the next 4-5 days should generally top out in the upper 80s to lower 90s but should rise into the low-mid 90s along with higher heat indices deeper into next week.

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