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Rain chances up a bit for the weekend; August-like weather to persist into next week

Posted at 4:15 PM, Jul 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-31 23:45:10-04

Hot with some storms possible for the weekend.

Happy Friday evening everyone! We'll see a weak frontal boundary try to move through the area this evening which may help to generate a few scattered storms mainly for northern Acadiana, but most of the activity moving in from the north should dissipate before reaching most of us.

Lows tonight and into Saturday morning will drop back into the mid 70s under partly cloudy skies.

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Now that weak frontal boundary will look to stall out across the area heading into Saturday which will serve as a focal point to see at least a few scattered storms out there. It's not looking like a complete washout nor will it be raining all day long, but rain chances will be up slightly especially compared to the last couple of days. Highs will top out in the mid to upper 80s.

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Similar story as we head into Sunday with perhaps fewer scattered storms around, but rain chances will sit at 30% for some storms to develop with the heating of the day.

Our weather will then turn pretty consistent as we head through the majority of next week. We're talking highs in the low to mid 90s as rain chances sit at around 20-30%. The summer pattern will be in full swing! Y'all have a great weekend!

In the tropics: The only change with Isaias is that it was upgraded to a hurricane very early on Friday morning. It continues to battle dry air and wind shear, so rapid intensification and a major hurricane strike to the U.S. seem unlikely at this time. The storm continues to pose no threat to us here in Acadiana, but residents along the east coast should continue to monitor the system closely.

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Elsewhere in the tropics, the NHC continues to monitor two small areas way out in the Atlantic, but both of these feature's futures do not seem to promising. Of course, we'll continue to monitor and you'll want to stay with the KATC storm team for the very latest.