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Scattered storms remain in the forecast for the near-term; Drier air on the way

Posted at 5:15 PM, Aug 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-29 23:43:37-04

Although Hurricane Laura has moved out of Louisiana, it has left a very moist and sticky air mass in its wake.

We felt that throughout the day on Saturday and another humid night is in store for Acadiana as lows drop back into the mid and upper 70s.

With a decent amount of moisture remaining in place for Sunday, we'll likely see another round of some scattered storms developing by the afternoon, although overall coverage may be a tad lower compared to Saturday.

Regardless, any storms that do develop will have the capability to produce localized heavy rainfall.

It'll be very humid once again as dewpoints settle into the mid 70s. Highs should top out close to 90 degrees.

Similar set-up heading into Monday, before rain chances start coming back down for most of next week as drier air an upper-level ridging looks to move into the area. Y'all have a great rest of the weekend!

In the tropics: We continue to watch two areas of interest out in the Atlantic.

The first of which is way out in the Atlantic and has a 40% chance to develop in the next 5 days. General thinking is that it should stay out to sea and not be much of a threat.

The second area is nearing the Lesser Antilles and has a 30% chance of developing in the coming days. Still too early to tell what will come about from this system, but it does not appear to be much of a threat at this time.

I think it's important to focus a lot of our energy on the clean-up and recover efforts with Hurricane Laura at this time, rather than be consumed in stress about the potential of another storm threat.

I am here to say that we will continue to keep y'all informed about developments in the tropics, and again, we are not overly concerned with any of the systems out there right now. Hopefully this can give you some piece of mind.

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