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One more gloomy day with a few passing showers/storms

Posted: 4:06 PM, Sep 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-29 21:52:38-04

A stationary front remains draped along the Louisiana coast with lots of tropical moisture still in the western Gulf creating the possibility for a few light showers Saturday evening and again on Sunday.

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Sunday afternoon the stationary front is expected to finally lift back up over Acadiana and could be the focal point for a few scattered showers and thunderstorms.

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But for the most part low level clouds will be locked in over Acadiana for one more day on Sunday holding temperatures close to seasonal norms in the low to mid 80s.

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This week our weather pattern is going to change to more of a summertime set-up with a surface and upper level high building over the Appalachian Mountains.

Thus, we will see the return of a ESE flow off the Gulf pumping warm and humid air back over the region as highs will be in the upper 80s to near 90 all week with feel like temperatures topping out in the mid to upper 90s.

With all this heat and humid there will be the chance(20-30%) for a few pop-up showers and storms each afternoon but they will be your typical summertime showers/storms.

This warm and humid pattern now looks like it might continue into next weekend too as the front that earlier models were indicating has disappeared.

Out in the Atlantic Leslie has become better organized and is more tropical in nature allowing it to lose its sub category and is a regular tropical storm with 50 mph winds.

Tropical Satellite of Tropical Storm Leslie Saturday afternoon

Leslie will continue to slowly work to the SW at 6 mph before beginning to loop back to the north by the mid part of the work week and could strengthen into a hurricane either Wednesday or Thursday.

NHC projected track for Tropical Storm Leslie

In the Caribbean Kirk is now just a remnant low of showers and thunderstorms and is continuing to deteriorate as it is encountering lots of upper level wind shear.

Remnants of Kirk falling apart as it runs into lots of wind shear