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Heat continues to build

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The heat will be on the increase across Acadiana over the next several days as high pressure in the Western Gulf combines with lower pressures in the Eastern Gulf insuring a hot, and mostly dry northerly wind.

Temperatures will rise into the mid-90s over the next few afternoons, with relative humidity inching upward, allowing for heat indices to approach 100F.

Rain chances are expected to remain slight, at 10% or less through Wednesday, but they could improve slightly Thursday and Friday in the 20% range in the hopes that either some moisture moves in from the north and/or some tropical moisture with the weak Gulf low leaks westward.

The bottom line, rain chances will be in the realm of the 10% range give or take 10% on any given day through the entire 10 Day Forecast.

Meanwhile, the weak of low pressure in the Eastern Gulf will likely not develop into much of a system, perhaps sub-tropical system, but it looks to on the rather wet side for most of Florida into the Southeast U.S. this week.

And interestingly enough, there could be even deeper tropical moisture pooling in the Northwest Caribbean in the 7-10 day time-frame, which could mean a rather rainy pattern for our friends to the east  of us continuing.

This system may have a better potential for tropical development given its genesis area...we'll see, but by all means, most of us aren't ready nor willing to talk about the tropics, but they may come more alive before the actual "official" start to the hurricane season on June 1st.

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