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Rain chances remain scattered, temperatures stay up into Thursday

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Posted at 4:55 PM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-05 17:55:56-04

Rain chances remain widely scattered while temperatures stay up for Thursday.

Low temperatures overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning will drop into the mid 70s under partly to mostly cloudy skies.

The forecast remains centered around an upper-level high that's situated in the southwestern U.S. Now what we watch are these smaller perturbations (or disturbances) that ride the northwesterly flow on the outer periphery of the main high and try to move in from the north. Although a northerly flow tends to lead to drier conditions, at times, these little disturbances that sneak in can help to generate a few scattered storms especially with daytime heating in place. We saw that take place in northern/western Acadiana on Wednesday afternoon and somewhat of a similar scenario may play out for Thursday with some of that energy remaining in place across the area.

Rain chances will sit at around 30% for your entire Thursday as high temperatures settle back into the lower and mid 90s. It won't be raining all day long, but a few scattered storms will be possible out there through the course of the day.

Another surge of drier air will move into the area by Friday which will help to bring down our rain chances.

Humidity levels perk up for the weekend as highs and rain chances will sit at around normal values for this time of year. August-like weather persists into next week as we will have a chance to see afternoon storms each and every day.

In the tropics: All is quiet for now, but activity is likely to pick up once again for mid-late August. Continue to follow the KATC storm team for the very latest.