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Summer like conditions returning to Acadiana

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We will be on the backside of Irma for one more day producing some clouds over the region Thursday, but we should still see a fair amount of sunshine warming highs into the upper 80s, with heat indices climbing into the lower 90s.

Friday is when the humidity really makes its return to Acadiana as dew points rise into the lower 70s, pushing feel like temperatures into the mid to upper 90s.

This is unwelcome news as it will make for a rather muggy forecast for high school football this week. 

A couple stray showers will also be possible Friday afternoon thanks to the extra low level moisture in the atmosphere.

Saturday and Sunday look to be a very typical late summer like weekend with highs in the lower 90s and feel like temperatures in the upper 90s, with the slight chance for a few pop-up showers each afternoon.

And unfortunately the summer like conditions will hang around Acadiana through much of next week as highs stay in the lower 90s and upper 80s with a 10-20% chance for a couple isolated showers each day.

In the tropics Hurricane Jose is maintaining its strengthen as a low level category 1 storm with winds of 75mph. 

Currently Jose is crawling to the South at 3mph but should begin to head west later tonight before starting to turn to the NW Thursday.

By Friday afternoon the National Hurricane Center projects Jose will encounter some vertical shear causing it to be downgraded to a tropical storm.

Then this weekend Jose should ride up to the north several hundred miles off the East Coast.

Beyond this weekend there are still questions as to where Jose will eventually go as it will run into a blocking high in the north Atlantic which will either steer Jose out to the East away from America, which is what most models are forecasting.

However there are a couple models, including the Euro, which takes Jose to the West towards the northeast coast.

So we will have to continue to monitor Jose to see just where it ends up heading over the next week.

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