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Acadiana's weather gets drier...Dorian a major threat to Bahamas/Florida

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Posted at 6:41 PM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 19:50:08-04

While Acadiana's weather will get drier with fewer showers and lower humidity into the holiday weekend, many across Florida and the Southeast U.S. will be watching Hurricane Dorian very closely.

Locally, and in the near term, drier weather will advance into Acadiana Friday through Sunday morning allowing for mostly sunny skies, hot but less humid afternoons, along with more pleasant conditions at night.

Highs will still reach the lower 90s through the weekend but overnight lows will drop closer to the lower 70s, perhaps even upper 60s for northern portions of Acadiana Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Rain chances will be near 10% Friday, near 0% Saturday and will come back to 20-30% Sunday afternoon/evening as a weak, small wave of tropical moisture comes in from the east late.

A slightly better chance of afternoon storms will be possible Monday, Labor Day, but thereafter, drier and ultimately hotter weather will move back into the area mid-late next week.

See the KATC 10 Day Forecast for the latest.

And outside of Dorian, there could be a broad area of low pressure and or a disturbance that may develop across South-Central to Western Gulf of Mexico this weekend into early next week and primarily head for Mexico and or South Texas.

No inland impacts from this feature is expected across the area while Dorian should be no threat whatsoever to our part of the Gulf of Mexico.

Hurricane Dorian is expected to become a major hurricane Friday and become a Bahamas and Florida threat into this weekend as a Category 4 storm with 130 mph winds or better.

The storm will slow and should find a weakness between two ridges of high pressure and could be quite devastating for a good part of Florida with a northward turn after landfall.

It's still not a done deal that Florida sees a major hit...Dorian could turn sooner than latest Euro is showing, but all residents from the Keys to Jacksonville should be readying their hurricane plans as it remains too early to tell what parts of the Peninsula will be impacted the most.

It is looking much less likely than yesterday that Dorian might be a Gulf of Mexico threat, but the system could certainly edge close to the West Coast of Florida too.

Just stay apprised daily of what's happening with Dorian, just in case, but at this point, Louisiana can breathe easy for the next couple of weeks.

It's tropical season, and tracking storms unfortunately is Labor Day Weekend tradition of you live in hurricane alley.