Drier and slightly warmer conditions expected for Sunday.
Happy Saturday everyone! A relatively nice day across Acadiana despite a few isolated thunderstorms along our coastal parishes this afternoon. Otherwise, temperatures are in the mid to upper 80s under partly cloudy skies.
Things should remain on the quiet side overnight Saturday into Sunday morning as lows drop into the lower 70s.
Upper level ridging has begun to move into the area which will allow us to not only dry out, but also warm up. I am expecting even drier conditions for Sunday as highs will climb into the upper 80s and close to 90! If we miss out on the 90 degree reading Sunday, we are sure to hit it at some point during the upcoming work week!
Southerly flow will then become established by mid-week and into the latter part of the upcoming work week. This will allow a little more moisture and humidity into the region which will increase our rain chances slightly. At this point, rain chances will hover around the 30-40% range Wednesday through next weekend for typical daily afternoon storms. Have a great day, y'all!
In the tropics: The NHC continues to monitor an area of disturbed weather in the Central Atlantic this afternoon. They are now giving this area a 60% chance to develop over the next 5 days. The convection will likely stay subtropical in nature and pose no threat to any landmasses. Continue to follow the KATC storm team for the very latest.