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Chance of storms continues; drier/hotter on the horizon

Posted at 4:12 PM, May 26, 2020

A pesky, wandering upper level area of low pressure near Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas will keep the chance of storms in Acadiana for a couple of more days, but the trend to drier and hotter weather is anticipated to begin this weekend and continue into next week.

Acadiana should see more sunshine in between clouds and scattered storms Wednesday, with best chance of showers and storms primarily during the midday hours.

Activity should slack-off by late afternoon/early evening. We have rain chances Wednesday (higher than model guidance of 20%) set to 40%.

The same upper low now looks to send a batch of energy our way Thursday, which could raise the rain chances closer to 50-60%.

It's been a difficult pattern to forecast, thus the day-to-day prospects of storms have been quite changeable this week.

There may be a few storms lurking in the area again Friday, but the trend of fewer storms, and consequently warmer/hotter temperatures should commence this weekend.

And moving into next week, look for a stretch of hotter weather with rain chances staying low (generally 20% or less) through much of next week.

Daytime highs will be in the mid-80s through Thursday, rise into the upper 80s Friday/Saturday and should top out in the lower 90s Sunday through at least mid-next week.

See the KATC 10 Day Forecast for the latest.

Meanwhile in the topics, a very weak area of disturbed weather over Central Florida has been producing disorganized storms offshore the Florida Coast.

This feature will likely drift northward over the next couple of days without any significant development (20%), but could produce localized heavier rains, rough surf and perhaps some beach erosion from the Northeast Florida Coast, through Coastal Georgia and the Carolinas over the next few days.

Elsewhere there are no suspect areas...however, in should be noted that the GFS model has been indicating something could generate in the 12-14 day time-frame, but this model has been nearly worthless beyond a few days...and with no support from the Euro Model, there should be nothing to worry about at this time.

Nonetheless, hurricane season officially starts next Monday.

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