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With dust on the way out, rain chances return for the weekend

Posted at 3:32 PM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 23:38:41-04

With the bulk of the dust moving out, rain chances return for the weekend.

Happy Friday, y'all! Not the prettiest of days to end the week thanks to all of the Saharan Dust that settled into the region. Today is the day that the dust will be the most dense in our area before it lifts out some for the weekend.

Another muggy night across Acadiana as lows only drop into the mid 70s.

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As we head into Saturday, rain chances will return to around 40% in part thanks to a weak upper-level feature that will return to the region from Texas. With plenty of moisture to work with and daytime heating in place by the afternoon, some scattered storms are likely to get going. Highs will top out in the upper 80s.

More of the same heading into Sunday with rain chances remaining at 40% for scattered afternoon downpours. Keep in mind that any storms that get going this weekend will have the potential to produce frequent lightning and gusty winds. Not expecting a washout this weekend, but you will want to keep an eye to the sky if you plan on being out and about.

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We will return to more of a summertime pattern for most of next week as rain chances will sit at around 20-30% with our highs close to 90. Heat index values will remain in the upper 90s all week long. Have a great weekend!

In the tropics: No new developments expected in the next few days.