One more day of above normal rainfall chances before hazy conditions set in.
Good afternoon everyone! Off and on scattered storms are continuing this Wednesday afternoon across the area thanks to an upper-level feature just off to our west as well as with daytime heating setting in. Most of the activity should begin to settle down as we head into the evening time frame.
Lows tonight will drop into the low to mid 70s with scattered storms developing after midnight.
We are expecting another round of showers and storms as early as Thursday morning as the upper-level disturbance moves closer to the region. The bulk of the activity is likely to continue through the morning and into the mid afternoon before the storms begin to taper off by late afternoon and early evening. Rain chances will once again sit at around 80% for Thursday.
The severe threat remains low on Thursday, but some storms will be capable of producing localized heavy rainfall, so isolated flash flooding may be an issue in some areas. An additional 1-4" is possible through the course of the day with localized higher totals possible. The main concerns with these storms this time of year are frequent lightning and heavy downpours, so be on the lookout if you plan on getting out and about on Thursday.
We finally start to dry out a bit heading into Friday as the upper-level disturbance moves out of the area and Saharan dust makes its arrival to Acadiana. Be on the lookout for hazy skies, but also some pretty sunrises/sunsets as we head through the weekend. The dust may also pose an issue for those with respiratory problems such as asthma, etc.
The weekend and beyond looks to get back to more of a summertime pattern with rain chances returning to 30-40% and highs sitting close to 90. Y'all have a good one!
In the tropics: With Dolly all but gone, the rest of the Atlantic is quiet and is expected to remain that way for at least the next 5 days.
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