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Hot with a few isolated storms possible through the weekend

Posted at 4:31 PM, Jul 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-17 18:49:51-04

Typical July pattern shaping up for the weekend.

Happy Friday, y'all! The inverted trough we talked about yesterday continued to move westward through the course of the day today helping to spark off a few rounds of scattered storms across Acadiana. The good news is that these storms were moving relatively fast and occasionally produced a heavy downpour or two, but nothing we couldn't handle. Most of the activity should begin to dissipate as we lose the heating of the day.

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

The weekend is looking rather July-ish as highs will top out in the lower to mid 90s and rain chances will sit at around 20-30% for isolated storm activity in our afternoons. Unlike last weekend, our heat indices will be much more tolerable as they settle in at around 100 degrees or so.

Similar weather pattern will shape up for the first parts of next week before we potentially see a surge of tropical moisture moving in by late week thanks to an easterly tropical wave which could enhance our rain chances for Thursday and Friday. We are still about a week out, so we will continue to monitor how the pattern evolves. Y'all have a great weekend!

In the tropics: No new developments expected in at least the next 5 days. We should start to see activity pick up as we head into the peak months of the season (Peak being September 10th). I know with everything else going on it can be easy to forget that we are also in the midst of hurricane season!