Weather settling down by the weekend

Posted at 4:32 PM, Jun 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-20 17:32:01-04

A push of drier air moved into Acadiana Wednesday which kept the showers well to the west and limited the development we were able to see in the afternoon even with plenty of heat and humidity. 

The expansion of a ridge of high pressure to the east will likely limit shower development for Thursday, even as the low in Texas ejects to the east rain will mostly stay to our north. 

That being said it will be close enough that a few stray showers could move by through the afternoon along with a handful of thunderstorms, but both will likely be largely scattered. 

As the ridge of high pressure starts to take over and the rain chances dip the temperatures will rise over the next few days with the heat index getting into the triple digits by the weekend. 

The pattern settles down significantly over the next several days as high pressure takes over and we return to a more normal summer pattern.