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The heat waves rolls on

Posted at 4:12 PM, Aug 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-11 23:23:16-04

Acadiana continues to be entrenched under the dome of high pressure creating a heat wave across much of the southern half of the country.

So as you head back to work and school on Monday you can expected more heat and humidity with highs in the low to mid 90s and heat indices between 103-107.

Thus it's very likely Acadiana will be under a heat advisory the next couple days, running our total to 7 straight days.

Also, rain chances look to remain low Monday and Tuesday at just 10-20%, so you might have to start watering the lawn.

Good news is the upper level high looks to weaken by Wednesday allowing a trough/front to dive south over the region helping to spark off scattered showers and storms during the afternoon and evening.

A few hit or miss showers will linger into Thursday morning before the front pushes out into the Gulf.

The rain and clouds should drop temperatures a few degrees into the upper 80s to near 90 Wednesday and Thursday.

Behind this front a wave of dry, less humid air will slide into Acadiana making it feel slightly more comfortable but it will still be hot with highs in the low 90s.

The drier air could stick around through next weekend keeping rain chances on the low side at 20-30% both days.

As for the tropics things remain quiet with no systems expected the next 5-10 days as lots of Saharan dust continues to swing across the lower Atlantic Ocean preventing any tropical waves from developing.