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More Summer-like heat and humidity

With the upper level ridge entrenched over the southeast we will continue to see more hot and humid conditions this Memorial Day weekend.

The only difference for Sunday is we could start off the day with a fair amount of clouds before they dissipate and we turn mostly sunny by the afternoon with highs in the low 90s and feel-like temperatures pushing the mid to upper 90s.

Sunny, hot and humid again on Sunday

 

More of the same for Memorial Day so if you are going to be outside the next couple days make sure you have the sunscreen and are drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated.

Tuesday and Wednesday the ridge will begin to break down and slide off to the east but our weather for the most part will remain the same with partly cloudy skies and highs in the low 90s.

Our next chance for showers and storms looks to arrive Thursday afternoon/evening as a weak cold front tries to swing through the region but rain chances will only be about 30-40%.

Chance for a few scattered showers or storms Thursday

 

And with the front fizzling out as it reaches Acadiana we will not see any change in the temperatures for the second half of the week and it actually looks like highs will go up a degree or two into next weekend.

For those concerned about flooding along the Atchafalaya River and Basin we will get a better idea by the middle of the upcoming week as we see how much water comes down the Arkansas River and makes its way to the Mississippi.

For now here is the site to see the latest river forecasts put out by the National Weather Service for the lower Mississippi River region.

https://www.weather.gov/lmrfc/

And here is a look at the latest river levels for Acadiana as of 3PM Saturday afternoon.

Local river levels for Acadiana

 

 

Eric Zernich

Eric Zernich

An Ohio native trying to get my Cajun on as the weekend Meteorologist for KATC. I also do interesting science or environmental stories concerning South Louisiana. If you have a great story idea send it in to me at ezernich@katctv.com
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