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Scattered showers to start the week; July cool front arrives Tuesday

Posted: 4:44 PM, Jul 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-21 17:44:35-04
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The soupy air mass will remain in place over Acadiana on Monday leading to more rounds of scattered showers and storms to fire up during the afternoon.

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Hit or miss showers will linger into Tuesday as a rare late July cool front slides down through the Pelican state.

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The good news is this cool front should push out into the Gulf and allow for a couple days of below average temperatures in the mid 80s with comfortable humidity levels on Wednesday and Thursday.

Thanks to the dry air it will feel really nice in the evenings and first thing in the morning with overnight lows dropping down into the mid to upper 60s.

Friday the cool front will swing back up near the coast as a stationary front providing the focal point for a few showers and storms to develop during the late afternoon/evening.

This front will then stall along the coast on Saturday producing more scattered showers and storms in the afternoon.

Beyond Saturday our weather pattern looks to return to a typical summer time forecast with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s and a 30-40% chance for daily pop-up showers and storms to close out July and start August.

In the tropics the National Hurricane Center is keeping an eye on a cluster of showers and storms to the east of the Bahamas.

The environment is not favorable for the system to get organized which is why the hurricane center is only giving the disturbance a 20% chance of development over the next 5 days.

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That said the moisture from the showers and storms will drift to the west towards Florida before merging with the approaching cool front to increase rain chances for those along the east coast from Florida up into Georgia and South Carolina.