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Rain chances going down while temperatures are on the rise

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Posted at 4:18 PM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 17:18:02-04

The combination of an upper-level ridge sliding into Texas and a surface high building in the central Gulf should help to suppress shower activity the next several days.

With less rain to help cool things off that means temperatures will easily climb into the low to mid 90s with feel like temperatures topping out near 106-109°.

With heat indices this high it is very likely Acadiana could see heat advisories issued the next several afternoons.

For those that have to work outside in this heat and humidity make sure you are taking frequent breaks and staying hydrated.

Also, check on your pets and make sure they have plenty of water to drink and avoid walking them on the hot pavement during the peak heating of the afternoon when blacktop can reach 130°.

The summer heat and humidity looks to continue for the weekend so remember the sunscreen if you plan on being at the pool or at the lake to enjoy the final weekend of summer before school starts next week.

The good news is for those with outdoor plans this weekend rain chances should remain on the low side at just 20% both afternoons.

The hot and humid weather rolls on for the first half of next week too with highs in the low to mid 90s and fee like temperatures between 105-109°.

The best chance for scattered showers and storms will be next Wednesday and Thursday when a couple shortwaves head for Acadiana.