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Change in the pattern on the way for Acadiana

Posted at 4:52 PM, Jul 18, 2020

Scattered storm chances remain in the forecast for the next several days.

Good afternoon Acadiana! I guess you can say it was cool outside compared to last weekend... well, sort of. Heat indices were around 100 degrees this afternoon which is still hot, but it certainly beats the 110-115 heat indices we were dealing with last weekend. We'll definitely take the small victories where we can get them!

Lows tonight will drop into the mid 70s once again under mainly clear skies.

The overall weather pattern will start to take a turn for a slightly more active setup through the next several days with some days seeing higher rain chances than others. High pressure will essentially park itself across the southeast U.S. over the next several days which will allow us to remain in an easterly flow as we will be on the southern periphery of that high. At times through the next week, impulses of tropical moisture (tropical easterly waves) will be sent our way helping to increase rain chances. The first of these waves looks to move into the region starting tomorrow and then lingers into Monday. I've raised rain chances to around 40-50% as a result. Still not necessarily dealing with a washout for Sunday, but there should be at least a few more scattered storms around the area. Highs will top out in the upper 80s to lower 90s.

Tuesday and Wednesday we look to be settled in between the first wave and another one out in the Gulf of Mexico. Rain chances will come down a bit for these days before potentially increasing again for late week as the second wave tries to move in. Still a little too far out to get into specifics such as rain totals as the pattern will certainly evolve between then and now. We'll continue to monitor this and you'll want to stay with the KATC storm team for the very latest. Y'all have a great rest of the weekend!

In the tropics: The good news continues as there is no new expected development through at least the next 5 days.