Cool down in progress
A cold front has moved through the area. Humidity continues falling and thus seasonably warm afternoons won’t feel as steamy. Morning temperatures will be able to drop into what some might consider “cool territory.”
Today and Tonight: Wednesday will bring mostly sunny skies with low humidity and warm temperatures. Expect a high temperature in the upper 80s with light northwesterly winds. Overnight lows will dip a bit more than this morning, into the low to mid 60s beneath clear skies.
Up Next: We long for a forecast like this all summer long. Thursday will be sunny and comfortable with a high temperature in the mid 80s. A reinforcing cold front will push through the area at night leaving Friday Morning in the upper 50s! Despite abundant sunshine, afternoon highs will struggle to leave the 70s. After another “almost chilly” night, Saturday will continue the stretch of sunshine with highs in the low 80s—fantastic weather for tailgating at LSU. No rain is expected through at least Monday.
The Tropics: A tropical wave approaching the Windward Islands is soon expected to emerge in the Caribbean Sea as a tropical depression or Tropical Storm Matthew. With its forecast, there are many possibilities and uncertainties at this time. For more detail, CLICK HERE.
Forecast Discussion: An upper level trough over the Great Lakes Region will begin to meander southeastward into the Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic States through the end of the week. At the surface, a center of low pressure, also in the Great Lakes Region, and a broad area of high pressure in the Midwest will help to maintain a funnel of northerly winds toward the Gulf Coast and send a secondary cold front through the area Late Thursday. This front will come by dry, but reinforce the cooler air and send temperatures a few degrees below average Friday and possibly Saturday. Lows will be in the upper 50s with Friday’s highs potentially struggling to leave the upper 70s. All outdoor plans are on track through the weekend as afternoons bring much sunshine and humidity is virtually absent.