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Posted: Sep 4, 2014 5:56 AM by Meteorologist Josh Eachus
Updated: Sep 4, 2014 5:59 AM
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With little change seen in the pattern across the Eastern United States through Monday, little change will be made to the forecast.

A partly sunny, hazy and humid morning will prompt a rapid warmup into the lower 90s. Prime daytime heating is expected to stop early in the afternoon as showers and thunderstorms fire off. Rain coverage will be on the order of 40%.

Tonight, showers end. Skies will be partly cloudy to mostly clear with lows in the mid-70s.

The big forecast challenge over the last several days has been identifying how much of the area in Southeastern Louisiana and Southern Mississippi would pick up rainfall on a daily basis. While each afternoon has featured scattered showers and thunderstorms, there have been subtle variations in rain coverage each day ranging from 40-60%. For example, in the associated image, see how about 40% of our geographical area picked up rain on Wednesday. The forecast called for 30%. In such a pattern, that would be considered a verified forecast.

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