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Temperatures stay up for Sunday; Drier air arrives for the new week

Posted at 6:18 PM, Aug 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-22 15:36:40-04

Happy Weekend, y'all! Temperatures overnight tonight and Sunday morning will only be dropping back into the mid and upper 70s.

Sunday looks to remain very hot with high temperatures once again soaring into the upper 90s thanks to a northerly flow in place. Heat indices will be settling into the lower and mid 100s once again, so heat precautions continue to be advised.

I think we stay dry for most of the day with the exception of a few very isolated storms during peak heating hours.

Heading into Sunday evening we will be watching a weak surface boundary moving in from the north which could help to spark off a few storms mainly for West/Central Acadiana. If we see this develop, the storms should be fast moving and out of here quickly.

Drier air filters into the region on Monday and Tuesday behind the frontal boundary which should bring our rain chances down through at least mid-week.

With the drier air in place, temperatures will stay elevated, but with dew points potentially coming back into the 60s, the humidity and overall oppressiveness out there may be a touch lower... and for mid-August, we'll certainly take it!

Slightly higher moisture will try and move in for late week which may bring rain chances up a bit. Overall, not a terrible pattern setting up for Acadiana! Y'all have a good rest of the weekend.

In the tropics: We continue to monitor Tropical Storm Josephine and Kyle, but both will remain out to sea and not be a threat to us here in Acadiana.

The rest of the tropics are quiet at this time.