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Quiet weather pattern for Acadiana; Tropics stay active

Posted at 6:33 PM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 23:33:15-04

After a sweltering day across Acadiana, temperatures will be slow to cool this evening and overnight tonight as they struggle to fall back into the upper 70s.

Dew points will stay on the muggy side for Tuesday, so expect those heat indices to climb into the triple digits once again, although heat index values may be a few degrees lower than they were on Monday.

Expect a little less coverage of storms through Tuesday afternoon as drier air is poised to move into the area. However, we know the drill this time of year and can not totally rule out the chance to see a few pop-up storms get going with the heating of the day.

Weather pattern remains fairly quiet for the rest of the week as upper-level ridging sneaks into the area from the east. This will help to limit our storm chances for the most part.

Slight uptick in our chances look possible heading into the weekend.

Next week is where it could get interesting in a good sense. Models are getting into better agreement that a longwave trough will be looking to dig across the SE U.S. which could usher in our first fall-like cold front. We will continue to watch how the pattern evolves, but it would certainly make for a refreshing treat to say the least. Fingers crossed!

In the tropics: We are continuing to monitor three areas of interest out in the tropics. Yes, it is certainly busy out there as we near the peak of the season, but we are not overly concerned about any of the three areas we are tracking.

The first area is off of the eastern seaboard and has been designated as TD 15, but it will stay out to sea and not be a real issue for anyone and certainly not a threat to us here in Acadiana.

The next area is in the Caribbean Sea and also has a high chance to develop in the next 5 days, but it should stay well south of the Gulf of Mexico as it eventually runs in Central America. It poses no threat to Acadiana.

The last one has not even come off of the African Coast yet, so we certainly have plenty of days to watch this one. It has been given a 30% chance to develop once it emerges into the Atlantic. Nothing to be worried about here as well.

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