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Temperatures stay up to end the week; Rain chances around normal for August

Posted at 5:29 PM, Aug 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-22 15:26:30-04

Happy Friday eve, y'all! It'll be very muggy out there tonight and into Friday morning as lows only drop back into the mid 70s.

The forecast continues to center around an upper-level high situated off to our west while smaller disturbances try to move around the eastern side of that high generally toward the south.

Most of Acadiana remains just close enough to that high where these disturbances are rolling in just off to our east. Thus, the bulk of the storm activity has remained into portions of Southeastern Louisiana and parts of the eastern Gulf Coast.

Regardless, the sea breeze effect, daytime heating, and enough of that energy moving in will likely still spark off at least a few scattered storms into Friday afternoon with highs reaching the mid 90s and heat indices settling into the lower 100s.

Similar setup heading into the weekend and most of next week but... we are watching for the potential of a weak cold front (I use this term lightly this time of year) to move in by mid week which could help to bring temperatures down slightly, especially our overnight lows. We'll continue to see how this evolves.

In the tropics: Tropical Storm Josephine has formed in the Atlantic. Gradual, slow strengthening of the system is expected during the next couple of days before it encounters very hostile conditions just north of the Caribbean Islands.

The storm is then expected to weaken and curve out to sea. It remains no threat to us here in Acadiana.

The rest of the tropics are quiet at this time.