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Heat subsides a bit, rain chances increasing

Posted at 5:11 PM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 23:53:34-04

The heat continues to subside a bit heading into Thursday.

Good afternoon everyone! Although it was hot once again today, heat indices were actually a little bit lower this afternoon. We have to take the small victories this time of year. There were a couple of cooling showers for the lucky few out there this afternoon.

Lows tonight into Thursday morning will drop into the mid to upper 70s.

The upper-level high that has served as a heat dome these last several days will continue to break down through late week which will open up the door for weaker disturbances to move in from the east. This should allow for an increase in at least some scattered storms through the day on Thursday. We'll hold rain chances at 50-60% with highs back in the lower to mid 90s.

As quick as those disturbances roll through, they'll be out of here just as fast heading into Friday which will bring down our rain chances slightly. Drier air will continue to usher in heading into Saturday which will keep us relatively dry, but it'll also heat us back up into the mid 90s.

In the long term (late weekend and into next week), typical summertime pattern will settle in across Acadiana which means high temperatures will top out in the low to mid 90s each afternoon while storm chances will hover around the 30-40% range for scattered activity in our afternoons. Y'all have a good one!

In the tropics: No new developments expected in the next 5 days.