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Sunshine continues...changes next week

Posted at 4:42 PM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 23:49:45-05

Plenty of sunshine remains in the forecast for Acadiana over the next several days while temperatures eventually moderate into the weekend.

Look for another cool fall night into Wednesday morning with lows in the lower to mid-40s.

Sunny skies will continue Wednesday with highs a degree or two cooler than Tuesday...in the lower 70s.

After another cool night, expect mostly sunny skies to continue Thursday with highs getting closer to the mid-70s.

In the absence of any weather systems and with our dominant high pressure beginning to slide eastward, look for a mix of sun and clouds Friday into the weekend as daytime highs push into the upper 70s.

While it remains unclear as to the timing, it does appear a significant change in the pattern is expected next week as surface frontal systems are expected to interact with several upper level disturbances approaching from the west.

This means that there should be the chance of scattered showers and storms late Tuesday into Wednesday and perhaps again on Friday.

For now, the preliminary Thanksgiving forecast looks partly cloudy with highs in the mid-70s and with rain chance 20% or less.

As always, the back end of the 10 day forecast is subject to and normally does change.

Meanwhile in the tropics, Tropical Storm Iota near the Nicaragua/Honduras border was still producing flooding rains across portions of Central America.

Winds with this system had decreased to 60 mph Tuesday afternoon with the storm expected to dissipate somewhere in the Honduran and/or Salvadoran mountains through the next 24 hours.

Iota will still be capable for producing an addition 10-30" of rain resulting in the continued threat of life threatening flooding and mudslides in the region.

Iota is another storm for the record books being the strongest of this incredible season, and the latest a Category 5 has developed on record.

Iota made landfall as a category 4 storm, just 15 miles away from where Eta made landfall as a category 4 storm 2 weeks earlier.

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