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Aug 26, 2013 5:36 PM by Rob Perillo

Drier Weather Moving In

High pressure will build across Louisiana and Acadiana from the northeast this week lowering rain chances and humidity just a bit.

Look for a sun and cloud mix for Acadiana's Tuesday with mostly sunny conditions likely for the rest of the week.

Rain chances will drop to near 10% for the rest of the week and should remain 20% or less through the weekend.

The last week of August will be hot however, with daytime highs pushing back into the mid-90s. Overnight lows will drop for a few nights into the lower 70s but will likely rise to the mid-70s by the weekend.

As for the tropics, the area of disturbed weather in the Northern Gulf of Mexico has moved into Texas while the remnants of once Tropical Storm Fernand has advanced into Mexico still producing heavy rainfall.

The rest of the Atlantic Basin remains rather quiet for the time of the season but disturbances rolling off the African coast are becoming a little more regular and slightly more organized, but still have plenty of African dust nearby.

Long range models and climatology indicate that the Eastern Atlantic will likely bet more active into the first week of September.

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