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Isolated showers return Sunday/Latest on Dorian

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Posted at 5:52 PM, Aug 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-31 19:01:49-04

After a couple dry days we will have the chance for a few isolated showers and storms to fire up Sunday afternoon in Acadiana.

Any showers that do develop will be working from east to west as a weak disturbance drifts to the west in the southern Gulf.

A few stray showers will be possible Labor Day Monday as well but overall the rest of Labor Day weekend looks fine just hot with highs in the lower 90s.

Heading back to school and work on Tuesday an upper level ridge will be building over the region producing bright, sunny skies warming temperatures into the low to mid 90s.

The sunshine and heat continues Wednesday and Thursday with highs climbing into the mid 90s with feel like temperatures near triple digits.

Friday into next weekend winds flip back out of the south pushing a bit more Gulf moisture over the region which should produce a few sea breeze showers and storms in the afternoon but rain chances will only be about 20-30%.

In the tropics Hurricane Dorian remains a powerful category 4 storm with 150 mph winds and gusts up to 185 mph.

Dorian is slowly drifting to the west at 8 mph and could begin to cause life-threatening impacts for the northern islands of the Bahamas Sunday afternoon/evening.

These slow moving storms are very hard to predict, especially with it so strong, as objects in motion like to stay in motion in the direction they are currently heading.

But the good news is the latest track from the National Hurricane Center, following in line with all the models, has Dorian eventually making a turn to the north Monday afternoon farther away from the east coast of Florida.

However, as Dorian tracks up along the east coast Florida it does looks to make a very close pass near the Georgia and the Carolina coast.

Thus, for those along the coast from Daytona Beach up to Wilmington, North Carolina they all will have about a 50% chance to see at least tropical storm force winds (40 mph) and tropical rains.

The main impact from Dorian looks to be high storm surge up to 2-4 feet, especially for the coastal communities of Georgia and Carolina, where Dorian will make its closest pass to land.

That said, this is a massive hurricane and things can change so keep it with KATC for all the latest on Dorian.

Also, in the tropics the National Hurricane Center is watching the low moving into the Southern gulf giving it a 20-30% chance of development in the coming days but it too looks to track due west and should stay away from us in Louisiana.