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Clouds return Wednesday followed by heat and humidity Thursday

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As post tropical cyclone Irma begins to lift up into the Ohio Valley we will see wrap around clouds slide over Acadiana starting tonight and linger over the region for much of the day on Wednesday.

With this extra cloud cover around afternoon highs will remain a few degrees below average in the mid 80s.

Thursday we will go back to mostly sunny skies and with a southerly breeze temperatures will rise into the upper 80s.

The main thing you will notice on Thursday thanks to the southerly flow is the humidity levels climbing with dew points back into the upper 60s.

By Friday it will feel like summer again as highs will warm into the lower 90s and heat indices will soar into the mid to upper 90s.

With the extra moisture in the air we can not rule out a few stray showers somewhere in Acadiana Friday afternoon/evening.

The hot and humid conditions are going to stick with us for this final weekend of summer as afternoon highs will be in the lower 90s and feel like temperatures pushing the triple digits with a 20% chance for a couple pop-up showers both days.

The 90s should continue for the first half of next week along with a 10% chance for a stray shower Monday and Tuesday.

In the tropics Hurricane Jose is holding steady as a low level category 1 storm with sustained winds of 75mph.

Hurricane Jose looks to remain a low end category 1 hurricane over the next several days but it could see some slight variation in strength by 5mph.

There are still some questions as to what Jose will do in the extended forecast but the majority of the models think after he loops around itself Jose will turn towards the NW before bending to the NE and should stay away from the East Coast.

That said Jose could still cause some rough seas and rip currents for the beaches in the Carolinas and up into Virginia. 

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