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Standard early August forecast...up and down rain chances...and mostly upward on temperatures

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Posted at 4:45 PM, Aug 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 19:21:41-04

Acadiana's weather pattern has fallen into the usual summer doldrums with partly cloudy, hot and humid conditions accompanied by scattered, mostly afternoon showers and a few thunderstorms. Expect little change over the next few days.

Rain chances will stay in the 30-40% range for Tuesday and Wednesday respectively with rain chances expected to decrease slightly later in the week and into the the early part of the weekend...and also likely leading to hotter temperatures.

Look for highs over the next several days to continue in the lower 90s, while overnight lows start a slow upward trend from the mid to eventually upper 70s that will likely carry into the weekend.

Daytime highs toward the end of the week into next weekend will begin to push the mid-90s with heat indices rising commensurately to the 104-107 degree range.

The longer range forecast indicates that our moisture levels will be increasing across the state later this weekend and most especially into next week as a frontal boundary becomes stalled near the northern Gulf Coast.

This will spread moisture from the east back to the west across the regions, likely leading to a good chance of storms early to mid-next week.

See KATC's 10 Day Forecast for the latest.

Meanwhile, the Atlantic Tropics are quiet, with no suspect areas nor any disturbances anticipated over the next week.