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Dog days of summer into the weekend

Posted at 4:38 PM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 23:47:37-04

Acadiana will remain planted in a relatively benign summer pattern into the weekend, with a slightly better chance of a few afternoon/early evening showers & storms starting Wednesday.

Rain chances won't be too terribly high but should perk up to near 20-30% by Wednesday afternoon in response to a disturbance emanating in the Rockies Tuesday which will ride a northwesterly flow aloft down to the Gulf Coast.

Highs Wednesday will top out in the low-mid 90s with heat indices creeping more closely to near 100° during the afternoon...but still lower than normal for the time of year.

Little significant change is anticipated in our pattern through the rest of the week into the weekend with temperatures topping out mostly in the lower 90s accompanied by the slight chance of a few afternoon storms near 20% or less.

Dew points and humidity will gradually inch upward into this weekend as well.

It appears that a little more atmospheric moisture is expected to increase in the area next week, allowing for a better scattered of afternoon showers and storms...increasing to the 30-50% range.

See the KATC 10 Day Forecast for the latest.

Meanwhile in the tropics, after raking most of the East Coast with tropical storm conditions, Tropical Storm Isaias was located in Upstate New York late Tuesday and will be in Canada and eventually dissipate into Wednesday.

Elsewhere, it looks pretty quiet for the rest of the Atlantic Basin for the better part of the next week, but tropical waves should become a more active by, or after the mid-month period.

All the metrics remain in place that favor an active rest of the hurricane season (it's been pretty active to date already), with the potential for bigger, block-buster storms developing into September and October...where they may go, is anyone's guess.

It should be noted, that we are still weeks away from the most active part of the hurricane season and that 86% of all tropical activity in the Atlantic Basin occurs after August 1st.

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