Jul 3, 2014 5:32 PM by Rob Perillo
While Hurricane Arthur batters the East Coast over the next few days, Acadiana will get to enjoy a very nice, and rather unusual, weather pattern through the July 4th Holiday Weekend.
Drier air at the surface and aloft will continue to work its way southward across the Bayou State Friday helping to knock down the almost ever-present summer rain chances and humidity.
Look for mostly sunny skies Friday, Saturday and Sunday with highs reaching the lower 90s but humidity levels should be very pleasant for this time of year as dew points are expected to drop into the mid-60s, or lower during the day.
This means that our evenings will also be quite pleasant with overnight/morning lows flirting with the upper 60s!
Humidity and scattered afternoon rain chances will gradually return for the mid-latter part of next week.
If boating is in your plans this weekend look for generally light N/NE winds near 8-14kts and seas 1-2ft or less along the coast and in protected bays and waterways. Deeper water areas well offshore will experience higher winds and seas.
Rain chances offshore and onshore will stay in the 10% or less range through Sunday.