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August heat and humidity continues this weekend

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Posted at 4:32 PM, Aug 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-09 17:32:43-04

An upper level ridge of high pressure over Texas continues to create a heat dome for much of the southern half of the country, including the pelican state.

With Acadiana under this dome the standard August heat and humidity will roll on through the weekend with highs in the low to mid 90s and feel like temperatures between 103-107.

Working around this area of high pressure there is a slight chance a few showers could swing down into the region from the northwest but the better chance for rain looks to be towards New Orleans and back through Mississippi.

Most of the short term models keep Acadiana fairly dry this weekend but the Euro & GFS show a little moisture wrapping around from New Orleans and coming up the coast into the southeastern portion of Acadiana of Iberia and St. Mary parishes.

Thus, I am going 10-20% for a few pop-up showers on Saturday while rain chances could be closer to 30% on Sunday, especially down by the coast.

Also, this weekend if you feel like staying up late or waking up early the Perseid Meteor shower will be happening.

This is one of the better meteor showers all year but unfortunately this year it is occurring when the moon is nearly full so that will add to the light pollution meaning you might not be able to see as many but you should still be able to witness able 10-20 per hour if you can get away from city lights.

The hot and humid pattern, with low rain chances, will linger into Monday and Tuesday.

Wednesday a front looks to slide down into northern Louisiana helping to spark off scattered showers and storms across the region during the afternoon.

Forecast models show this front stalling just to the north of Acadiana on Thursday and Friday but will still be close enough to produce daily scattered showers and storms each afternoon.

The only good thing about the increased rain chances for the second half of next week is that it should help to drop temperatures slightly with highs topping out in the upper 80s to near 90.