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Tracking the Heat and the Tropics

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It's been another scorcher across Acadiana with temperatures climbing into the low to mid 90s to close out the workweek. But the temperatures aren't the only things that are heating up. Tropical Storm Ian continues to strengthen in the Caribbean Sea, and it's expected to continue to intensify over the coming days before entering the Gulf of Mexico by next week. 
 
Back here across Acadiana, temperatures will top out in the low to mid 90s both Saturday and Sunday. But as a cold front drops down from the north late Sunday afternoon, a few storms will fire up across the region. In its wake, cooler and much drier will funnel into the region keeping high temps in the low to mid 80s by the middle of next week. Clearing skies will prevail as soon as midday Monday, and we're going to hold onto the sunshine through the rest of that week. 
 
Tonight: Clear and quiet. Low: 73.
Saturday: Few afternoon clouds. Hot and humid. High: 95.
Saturday night: Mostly clear to partly cloudy. Low: 74.
Sunday: Increasing clouds. Few afternoon storms. High: 94.
 
As Tropical Storm Ian slowly moves through the Caribbean Sea, the same front that will swing through our region this weekend will act as a blocking mechanism and keep the expected hurricane well to our east. It's looking more and more likely that storm will make landfall somewhere between the Florida Panhandle and Key West by the middle of next week.
 
Chief Meteorologist Dan Romano

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