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The heat rolls on into the holiday weekend

Posted at 6:34 PM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 23:43:35-04

The heat will continue to be the big story as we head into the holiday weekend.

Another warm and humid night is in store for Acadiana as lows struggle to drop back into the mid 70s under fair to partly skies.

Saturday appears to be a repeat of the last couple of days as highs settle into the lower and mid 90s with heat indices well into the triple digits.

We may see a slightly better chance of afternoon storms thanks to a dying frontal boundary that will be moving through the area. Rain chances will hold at around 40% for scattered activity. We are not dealing with a washout or anything like that.

Although that frontal boundary will not usher in any cooler weather, it will help to lower our humidity heading into Sunday. Temperatures will still sit in the mid 90s, but heat indices may actually drop below 100 thanks to lower dew points filtering into place.

The hot (and rather dry) weather will persist into at least the first half of next week with rain chances staying pretty minimal through Tuesday.

Big question marks continue to float around for the end of next week as models continue to tease perhaps a stronger front trying to push through the area.

The Euro model has consistently been the outlier in not showing a significant frontal passage, but even that model today has started to hint at that idea.

Bottom line is that we are still about a week away and the pattern will certainly evolve and change a bit, so we shouldn't get overly excited JUST yet, but the potential is there...

In the tropics: As we near the climatological peak of the hurricane season, the tropics are responding accordingly.

We have three main areas we are interested in, but all three of them are either just off of the African Coast, or not even off of it yet meaning we have plenty of time to watch.

One is pretty much stationary and has a low chance to develop while the other two have a medium and high chance to develop in the coming days, but models suggest that they may just end up curving out to sea.

Not overly worried about these systems, but signs do point to activity continuing to pick up heading later on in the month. We will of course continue to monitor the tropics, but nothing concerning at this point.