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Hot with rain chances low Friday but should improve Saturday

Posted at 5:38 PM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 00:02:04-04

The heat will stay on for Acadiana into the weekend, but the chance of some cooling afternoon showers and storms should improve Saturday afternoon and evening.

In the near term, after a morning start in the mid-70s, look for temperatures to reach into the low-mid 90s Friday with heat indices pushing 101-106°.

Rain chances will improve slightly Friday, but only to a scant 10%.

More heat is on the way Saturday, but a fizzling frontal boundary sagging southward from the north should help spark a better chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms later Saturday afternoon into the early evening.

Sunday is expected to bring more mostly sunny and hot conditions, but with a northeast wind, we should expect slightly lower humidity...fingers crossed!

And we could just see temperatures flirting with the upper 60s to lower 70s Sunday night into Monday morning...but for one morning only.

Moving into next week, it's looking drier and on the hot side with not much frontal systems in the region, but less humid conditions could spill in from the north early-mid week.

Any significant front for next week is being put on hold as now the GFS at best, brings a stalling front into the region while the Euro keeps any front well away from the area.

See the KATC 10 Day Forecast for the latest.

Meanwhile, the tropics appear to be calming down for now with Nana inland and downgraded to a depression while Tropical Depression Omar has held on for one more day, but weakening while moving into the open Atlantic.

The attention now by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) is more toward the Eastern Atlantic where three potential development areas are being monitored.

And although the tropical Atlantic won't be in an overly favorable upper planetary wave set-up for tropical activity through the next couple of weeks (Madden-Jullian Oscillation (MJO)), the latest deterministic models, including the Euro, look quite active through the next 9-10 days with 4 or 5 possible/potential systems developing toward next weekend, just in time for the peak of hurricane season.

And we cannot discount the possibility of some broad development in the Gulf of Mexico as well.

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