Posted: Aug 8, 2014 5:59 AM by Meteorologist Robert Gauthreaux III
Updated: Aug 8, 2014 5:59 AM
Either there is a glitch in the Matrix, or it's just August again in Baton Rouge. Not much is expected to change over the next few days. An area of high pressure in the gulf is keeping our rain chances low, but not impossible. Daytime heating will easily allow a pop up thunderstorm or two, but most of us will end up dry. We will all end up hot with temperatures reaching the mid 90s again, dew points in the mid 70's, and heat indices well above 100. As the high pressure shifts over the weekend, our rain chances rise a bit into Sunday, but still on the low side. Other than that, not much is expected to change over the next week.
The Atlantic, Gulf, and Caribbean is quiet. We don't expect any development in the next 48 hours. That's good news for us, but Hawaii is dealing with Iselle now who has been downgraded to a tropical storm. Julio, right behind, is still a category 3. Julio is forecasted to pass toward the north luckily, grazing by the islands as opposed to direct impact. Hawaii also experienced a 4.5 earthquake yesterday.
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