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Rain chances down; temperatures up for the new work week

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Posted at 6:07 PM, Aug 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-02 19:08:32-04

Good Sunday evening, y'all! Mainly dry across Acadiana today and that's the way it looks to stay heading into Monday (Kind of an unintentional rhythm there, but we'll roll with it).

Lows overnight Sunday and into Monday morning will drop back into the lower and mid 70s.

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The main upper trough that continues to draw Tropical Storm Isaias toward the east coast will continue pushing eastward on Monday. That will put us on the backside of the trough which leaves us in a more drier/stable atmosphere. As a result, rain chances will be down to 10% or less for Monday afternoon as our high temperatures top out in the lower and mid 90s. Yes, it'll certainly be hot out there, but with a northerly flow in place and slightly lower dew points, the heat index (or feel's like temperature) will only be a few degrees higher than the actual air temperature... And for early August, that is not too bad at all!

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Similar story as we head into Tuesday, before rain chances perk up slightly for Wednesday and Thursday as a little more moisture tries to slide in from the west... but overall, rain chances will stay relatively low at around 20-30%. Daily, summer-like rain chances and weather will return by next weekend. Y'all have a great week!

In the tropics: Tropical Storm Isaias continues to battle dry air and wind shear this evening as it skirts the east coast of Florida. The track and intensity forecast continue to show the storm racing toward the eastern seaboard through the course of the week. The storm continues to pose no threat to Acadiana.

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Elsewhere, a tropical wave in the central Atlantic has a 60% chance to develop in the next 5 days, but it will likely re-curve out to sea and not be much of a threat.

The rest of the tropics remain quiet at this time.