New month, same stuff
Here comes August... And plenty of August is expected this week. Each afternoon will warm to the low to mid 90s before a few locations gather pop-up showers and thunderstorms.
Today and Tonight: Monday will find sun and steam early with high temperatures climbing into the low 90s. Of all days this week, this afternoon is likely to feature the least amount of shower and thunderstorm activity. Tonight will be mostly clear and muggy with a low in the mid 70s.
Up Next: Really similar weather is in store for the remainder of the week. The forecast: partly sunny with highs in the low to mid 90s and lows in the mid 70s. Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible between 11am and 6pm each day. The 13 Parish and 3 County forecast area will have about 40% rain coverage any given day.
The Tropics: Showers and thunderstorms with Invest 97L are becoming more organized as the system looks more intense this morning on infrared satellite. Chugging westward through the Caribbean Sea, a tropical storm will likely develop in the later today or tomorrow. The good news is that right now, forecast information says the local area need not worry as a track well south toward Mexico is anticipated.
Forecast Discussion: High pressure will stay the main feature through the week. We can expect 30 to 50 percent coverage in showers and thunderstorms through the week as storms should develop on heating, outflow boundaries and marine breezes. Overnight, convection will migrate to the coastal areas due to the breeze becoming land based. Temperatures should stick near normal as well, in the low to mid 90s for highs through the week. Of course one caveat—temperatures are dependent on when and where showers occur. The first flare ups will cause highs forecast in the mid 90s to bust at an isolated location or two. Overnight temperatures should continue to be in the mid 70s.
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