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Humidity and rain chances return into the weekend

Posted: 4:32 PM, Jul 25, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-25 17:36:06-04
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Acadiana's brief respite from the usual summer heat and humidity will be fleeting Friday, with higher rain chances moving in for the weekend.

Look for another pleasant Thursday evening into Friday morning accompanied by temperatures a degree or two milder than previous nights, with lows in the mid-upper 60s in most locations.

Friday will begin mostly sunny but will finish off partly cloudy, with humidity nudging upward and the risk of a late afternoon/early evening shower or thunderstorm.

Rain chances Friday will be in the 20% range...lower to the north but higher to the south and east.

Temperatures Friday will top out in most locations near 90 degrees.

It won't be as comfortable Friday night into Saturday morning, but readings should still be below the normal of 75 degrees, likely in the lower 70s in most locations.

Moisture from the Gulf and instability aloft will be increasing this weekend which will translate to a better chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms, especially into the afternoon and early evening hours.

Daytime scattered showers and thunderstorms will not only remain a good bet this weekend, but likely through at least mid-next week where rain chances will stay planted in the 50-60% range.

Not one day sticks out as a day with any flood threat, but per usual, get caught in a healthy thunderstorm, and locally 1-2" will be possible in random isolated spots each day.

Rain chances look to decrease slightly toward the end of next week into the following weekend, which means it will likely only get hotter and more humid.

See the KATC 10 Day Forecast for the latest.

Meanwhile in the tropics, there are no areas of concern nor any anticipated over the next week.