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Low Rain Chances Continue

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July 25

12:30pm

Overview
Today there is a Low Pressure System over the Great Lakes Region that is stretched through the Ohio River Valley and into the Central Plains. There will be a likely chance for rain and a slight risk for severe weather along this front as it pushes toward the East Coast. Elsewhere, a ridge of high pressure is extended over much of the Gulf coast and will help keep rain chances low.

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Discussion
Right now a ridge of high pressure is extended over the Gulf Coast states and this feature is helping keep rain chances down. So, expect very little change in the forecast, through the weekend. Southerly winds will continue to be light to moderate with low rain chances. This ridge of high pressure will help limit rain chances and bring temperatures up, gradually. We will keep some rain chance in the forecast due to diurnal conditions. (During the day as the sun warms the surface of the earth, convection becomes more likely. So, during the afternoon rain chances will be slight.)
By the weekend, we will start to see this ridge begin to break down.  As this ridge weakens we will see rain chances becoming slightly higher.

For the rest of the day
Expect mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies with In & Out cloud cover and a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms through the afternoon and early evening. High temperatures will be in the lower to mid 90's with high humidity values making it feel over 100 degrees. Most of the viewing area will see partly cloudy skies and there will only be a few, scattered showers. As of 12:00pm, there were only a few light showers in the area (In St. Landry Parish). Winds will remain light to moderate and out of the south throughout the day. Overnight, expect some clearing with tapering rain chances and a muggy feel with light and variable winds.

For the rest of the 7day planner
During the next couple of days we will see rain chances decrease. Meanwhile, temperatures will go through a warming trend. By the end of the weekend, expect  High temperatures in the upper 90's with Heat Indices ranging from 105-110. 
 
TODAY...Some early fog possible, otherwise mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies and hot. Highs 92-98. The peak heat index may reach 108. S/SW wind 2-13mph. A slight (20%) chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms remains in the forecast, mainly between Noon and 8PM.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Fair skies and still muggy. Lows 72-77. South wind 2-8mph.


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