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New week, new pattern

1 year 4 months 1 week ago Monday, May 09 2016 May 9, 2016 May 09, 2016 6:12 AM May 09, 2016 in Weather
Source: WBRZ Weather

The pleasant weather featured over the weekend will give way to a milder, muggier week with returning rain chances.

THE FORECAST:

Today and Tonight: Monday’s skies will offer up much more cloud cover than sunshine. An isolated shower is possible, though most locations will stay dry. High temperatures are expected to top out in the low 80s. Breezes will be up and out of the south at 10-15mph. Mostly cloudy skies continue overnight with lows near 70 degrees.

Up Next: The week ahead will bring a straightforward, if not unremarkable, forecast. Skies will be partly sunny with pop-up showers possible each afternoon. With low end rain chances, no washouts are expected and most locations in the 13 Parish, 3 County forecast area will stay dry on any given day. Southerly winds will keep humidity around with highs in the mid 80s and lows near 70 degrees.    

THE SCIENCE:

Forecast Discussion:  An upper level trough crossing the Midwest will start to suppress a ridge over the Gulf Coast—the same that kept pleasant weather in place over the weekend. With a touch more instability aloft, a mention of isolated showers and storms returns to the forecast; however, on any given day, most locations around the forecast area will remain dry. Southerly winds will continue adding moisture to the lower levels and therefore some humidity will be felt. By the end of the week, a cold front will approach the region, enhancing the shower and storm chances somewhat. If the current information holds true, another dry and warm weekend can be expected.     

--Josh

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