July 28, 2014
Improbably, another mid-summer cold front will make its way into the Gulf of Mexico this week providing some relief from oppressive heat and humidity.
Forecast Discussion: With the aid of an amplifying upper-level trough of lower pressure and cooler air, a cold front will drop south today out of the Upper... more »
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