Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Saturday: hit-or-miss storms may still bring locally-heavy rain

Saturday: hit-or-miss storms may still bring locally-heavy rain

After a week of daily showers and storms several communities across Acadiana could finally dodge the rain Sunday and remain dry as a weak high pressure will slide over the northern Gulf just south of Louisiana.

Following a day that saw widespread rain across eastern Colorado, and a few stronger storms that prompted a tornado warning across much of western Kiowa County, Friday marks the start of a calmer period.

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We're sticking with the idea of a "don't cancel your plans" weekend forecast, but you may have to dodge a downpour or two here and there anyway. Lows tonight will drop into the mid 70s. Rain chances will be on the increase in the northwest overnight as the next system approaches from the west.

Going into Saturday, look for active weather, with some areas seeing heavy rains and the potential for debris flows from recent burn scars. By mid-week a ridge of high pressure looks to strengthen in Deep South which may bring rain chances down and allow temperatures will climb back into the low to mid 90s. Greatest chance for storms will be Sunday night into Monday.

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The complex will move southeast across the state and flooding is possible. The heat begins to build on Monday with isolated storms expected during the overnight hours Monday into Tuesday morning.

Stay tuned for the latest!

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