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Drier pattern; feeling better

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Posted at 5:24 PM, Oct 04, 2021

Acadiana's weather will shift to a drier and more comfortable pattern with plenty of sunshine likely for the rest of the week and into the weekend.

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An upper level low in the Mid-Mississippi Valley will move slowly over the next several days and will provide a drier northwest flow aloft while helping to reduce our surface dew points making for lower humidity and more comfortable conditions.

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In the days ahead, look for minimal to zero rain chances and lots of sunshine accompanied by seasonably warm afternoons in the mid-80s.

But at night, temperatures will be a little cooler (but not really cool) with lows by Tuesday morning dropping into the mid-60s.

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As the pattern changes little in the days ahead, overnight lows may ease closer to the lower to mid 60s...but overall our temperatures should be near the normal of 65° and 85°.

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While the pattern should hold through the weekend, it appears that warmer temperatures and the chance of a few showers should be back by early next week.

See the KATC 10 Day Forecast for the latest.

Meanwhile, despite a long-lasting hurricane still hanging on in the North Atlantic, the tropics are quiet given the time of year.

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Hurricane Sam with 90 mph winds will be winding down in the days ahead between Iceland and Greenland.

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Elsewhere, a disturbance near the Southeastern Bahamas has a low, 10% chance of development over the next 5 days.

Climate Outlook:

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The longer-term temperature outlook for through the next week to two weeks looks rather bleak for any cool fronts with the Climate Prediction Center forecasting above normal temperatures for our region.

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Meanwhile, there are no strong signals locally for above or below normal rainfall.

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