Still hot but not as humid

Posted at 8:19 AM, Jul 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-24 09:19:07-04

The frontal boundary that moved through Acadiana Monday evening sparking off a few strong thunderstorms has pushed out into the Gulf.Behind this front drier air is sliding down over the region as dew points Tuesday morning are in the upper 60s and lower 70s, making it feel rather comfortable to begin the day.With a northerly flow expected to continue throughout the day that will keep the dry air in place preventing heat indices from reaching the triple digits this afternoon for the first day in about 2 weeks.Now although it will not be that humid today it will still be hot as highs will heat up into the mid 90s under mostly sunny skies.The other good news about the dry, less humid air is overnight lows the next couple mornings will dip down into the lower 70s.But during the afternoon we will still have the hot temperatures the rest of the work week with highs in the mid to upper 90s.By Friday winds will begin to turn back out of the south pushing Gulf moisture back over Acadiana producing a few more clouds during the day and causing heat indices to get back to the extremely uncomfortable levels near 103-107°.Then just in time for the weekend the full on summer-like weather returns with hazy, hot and humid conditions as highs will be in the mid 90s and feel like temperatures will push 104-108° with a mix of sun and clouds.Besides the heat and humid you might have to dodge a couple stray showers both afternoons this weekend but I would not cancel any outdoor plans as rain chances are only about 10-20%.Moving into the following work week that is when it does look like rain chances will be going up to about 40-50% Monday through Wednesday as our next frontal boundary swings down into Acadiana.