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Rainy weekend ahead, plus a tropics update

Posted: 4:36 PM, Jul 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-06 17:36:32-04

It’s been a wet week across Acadiana with widespread showers moving through day after day and the weekend will be more of the same as we stay in this incredibly wet pattern. 

Showers will drop in from the north on Saturday afternoon, and after a quiet start quickly spread out across much of region for the majority of the afternoon and evening. 

The showers will then remain in place through the rest of the weekend once they settle in Saturday lasting more or less on again off again through the remainder of the weekend. 

Between the two wet days we could be looking at another inch or two worth of rainfall across the area with the occasional storm dumping a little more in some areas, rain makers will continue to be very effective. 

Even taking a sneak peak into next week the rain chances look to stay elevated with daily showers possible basically every single day. 

A tropics update now, Beryl has strengthened into a hurricane and may continue to strengthen into a a Category 2 storm, possibly maintaining tropical status as it moves into the Caribbean. 

The storm should wash out into an open wave as it approaches Cuba, but this has been a very difficult storm to pinpoint because it is so incredibly small so there’s plenty of forecast uncertainty.