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Hazy, hot and humid on Wednesday

Posted: 8:14 AM, Aug 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-15 09:14:56-04

Tired of the heat yet?

Well I have some bad news as the oppressive summertime heat and humidity continues today with highs in the mid 90s and feel like temperatures topping out between 103-106°.

So, if you have to work outside or when the kids come in from recess make sure they are drinking plenty of water and you’re taking breaks when needed to not over do it in this heat.

Like yesterday one or two communities could get a brief shower/storm this afternoon but I would not count on it so that means another day where you will have to water the garden or lawn for most of Acadiana.

As high pressure slowly begins to move to the east on Thursday the southerly flow off the Gulf will push slightly more moisture over Acadiana to bump rain chances up to about 30-40% to end out the work week.

However, it will still be hot and humid Thursday and Friday with highs in the low to mid 90s and triple digit heat indices.

This weekend is the Delcambre Shrimp Festival and the weather looks like it will be good if you are heading out to enjoy some fresh shrimp dishes as we will have a mix of sun and clouds with just a 20-30% for an isolated shower or storm.

But again it is still going to feel very much like summer this weekend so if you are at the festival make sure you are staying hydrated and are adding water to your beverage of choice while you are enjoying everything at the festival.

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In the tropics we now have Subtropical Depression Five which formed early this morning in the northern Atlantic Ocean.

The storm has 35 mph winds with gusts up to 45 mph and is moving to the north at 5 mph.

The system is forecasted to strengthen slightly in the next 24 hours as it continues to encounter favorable conditions and will likely become Subtropical Storm Ernesto Wednesday afternoon.

Thankfully this storm will just affect the fishes and will not cause any issues for land as it will weakens this weekend as it slides into the cooler north Atlantic waters.