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Moisture rich atmosphere gives way to showers

Posted: 6:16 AM, Sep 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-10 09:08:07-04

The new work week has an old friend in the forecast, one that we are all familiar with in south Louisiana, humidity.

A heavy atmosphere will end in widespread showers across Acadiana through the afternoon on Monday with the potential for some pretty hefty downpours.

While there isn’t a widespread flooding threat for Acadiana, localized flooding may be an issue especially if one or two showers don’t move all that quick.

The areas to watch will be the usual suspects, low lying roads or other areas that can be prone to flooding but it doesn’t appear like it will be a widespread problem.

Part of the reason for this will be the nature of the storms which is chaotic so timing where and when exactly the showers take shape is a fool’s errand.

Temperatures will be slightly deceiving as the thermometer will read mid to upper 80s but the humidity is oppressive and the heat index will be running in the mid to upper 90s.

The forecast is slow to change this week so we’ll be stuck with this weather for at least the next few days.

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