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Scattered showers and storms through Sunday...drier air to follow

Posted at 5:17 PM, May 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-16 23:44:23-04

While storms are still in the forecast for the next 24 hours, drier air is on the way!

While light showers and an isolated thunderstorm are still possible overnight Saturday into early Sunday, most of the area will remain dry under partly to mostly cloudy skies.

We will likely see another round of scattered showers and thunderstorms across Acadiana through the day on Sunday associated with an upper-level low to our north coupled with daytime heating.

Keep in mind that the storms will be more scattered in nature and I am not expecting a washout by any means. In fact, intervals of sun and clouds are likely throughout the day. Just be prepared to dodge some scattered rain throughout the day. Rain chances will remain at 40-50% through the day and into the evening time frame before diminishing as we head into early Monday morning.

Behind the low we will see northwesterly flow returning to the area which will help to usher in some drier air.

Most of next work week looks quiet and dry with temperatures climbing close to 90 by the end of the week (whew!). Indeed, summer is on the doorstep! See the full 10 day forecast for the latest.

In the tropics: while two weeks before the official beginning of hurricane season, the first tropical depression of the season formed Saturday afternoon off of the east coast of Florida.

The National Hurricane Center is forecasting this system to become a tropical storm while paralleling the East Coast of the U.S.

Tropical Storm Watch was issued for portions of the North Carolina Coast.

If and when the system becomes a storm, it will be assigned the name "Arthur".

The system poses no threat to the Gulf of Mexico.

Early season storms do not necessarily portend a busy season ahead.

This is the 7th season in a row, where a tropical or sub-tropical system has been identified before the official beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season which starts June 1st.

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