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Cool mornings but warm afternoons & Ophelia becomes a hurricane

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Thanks to the drier air slowly moving into Acadiana it is beginning to feel a little more comfortable to be outside, especially during the morning.

Lows Thursday and Friday will range from the lower 60s to the North while locations closer to the coast will stay in the upper 60s to near 70.

But with plenty of sunshine the next couple afternoons temperatures will rebound quickly during the day with highs on Thursday in the upper 80s to near 90 before we get back into the lower 90s on Friday.

The dry weather will continue on Saturday which is good news for the festivals going on this weekend but it will still be on the warm side with highs near 90.

Sunday our next cold front will be dropping down into the region bringing with it a slight chance(30%) for a few scattered showers during the afternoon but I am not expecting this to wash out any of the festivals or your outdoor plans.

The front will clear Acadiana and push out into the Gulf on Monday ushering in our first wave of fall-like weather as highs for the first half of next week will only be in the lower 80s with overnight lows falling into the upper 50s.  

In the tropics Ophelia has become the 10th straight storm this season to become a hurricane with winds of 75mph.

Ophelia could strengthen a little bit more in the coming days as it pushes to the East but as it turns to the north away from Portugal it will begin to weaken.

As it moves over the cooler north Atlantic waters Ophelia will then begin to lose its tropical characteristics.

However, Ophelia will remain a strong sub-tropical low with winds near 70mph as it comes close to making landfall with Ireland on Monday.

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