More Heat and Humidity, Some Weekend Rain Chances

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We are tracking more heat across the area as temperatures reach the lower 90s again. Scattered showers and storms will develop this afternoon with daytime heating, providing some heat relief for some of us. For football games tonight, most rain should end by kickoff, but it will be very muggy for the rest of the game with temperatures in the upper 70s.
Today: Hot and humid. Scattered PM storms. High: 92°
Tonight: Clouds early. Mild and muggy. Low: 73°
Saturday: A few PM showers and storms. High: 92°
Sunday: Spotty PM storms, otherwise hot and humid. High: 91°
The heat ridge finally begins to break down over the weekend as a weak front moves through the area. This will not bring cooler weather to Acadiana, but it will take a bite of of the worst heat across the area. A few spotty storms will stick around through the weekend, but most of the area will stay dry. Monday, rain chances bounce up slightly ahead of a cold front. This front will be just a glancing blow, but it will bring morning lows into the lower 60s and keep daytime highs in the low-to-mid 80s. By late next week, humidity and rain chances begin to return to Acadiana. In the tropics, we are following one area of disturbed weather off the Yucatan Peninsula. It has a low chance of development through the next 5 days, and wind shear and dry air look to keep it very weak. The approaching cold front will keep anything that tries to form away from Acadiana. The tropics remain quiet otherwise.
– Meteorologist Adam Olivier