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  • Transitioning...

    July 31, 2014

    Forecast Discussion: The cold front that swept humidity out for the region on Tuesday has stalled in the Gulf of Mexico. On its tail end a surface low pressure system is strengthening in Texas while an upper level trough of low pressure and cooler air is diving in the Southeast. The expectation s that all system will keep enough proximity... more »

  • Insert Positive Adjective

    July 30, 2014

    For late July, humidity could be oppressive, temperatures could be high and thundershowers could be scattered; that will not be the case today.

    Forecast Discussion: The region is currently in between weather systems with a frontal boundary in the northern Gulf of Mexico and a developing low pressure system in Central Texas. As a result, Wednesday Afternoon will feature the similar... more »

  • Drier Air

    July 29, 2014

    After Monday's cold front, drier air will slowly filter out the oppressive humidity today.

    Forecast Discussion: A cold front is continuing its march into the Gulf of Mexico. Behind it, the Baton Rouge area is enjoying clearing skies and a break from the oppressive humidity. As northerly winds at the surface and aloft persist for a few days, afternoons will feature... more »

  • Storms then relief

    July 28, 2014

    Improbably, another mid-summer cold front will make its way into the Gulf of Mexico this week providing some relief from oppressive heat and humidity.

    Forecast Discussion: With the aid of an amplifying upper-level trough of lower pressure and cooler air, a cold front will drop south today out of the Upper Mississippi River Valley. As is the case with many fronts,... more »

  • A game changer

    July 27, 2014

    Are you tired of the heat and humidity? Well, our July-like weather continues into tomorrow, until, an unseasonable cold front pushes through. This will bring us thunderstorms, with the potential of some becoming strong. Expect to start the day with partly sunnyskies, temperatures getting into the mid 90s, heat indices well above 100, then seeing a bit of rain. Once... more »

  • Hot and humid, then hot and not as humid

    July 26, 2014

    Your Sunday will be filled with the heat and humidity, but that all changes on Monday. Let's start with Sunday's forecast. Temperatures will reach the mid 90s again, and then an isolated storm is possible; mainly along the coast with a few moving inland. Basically, we're expecting a repeat of Saturday.

    Monday, a July... more »

  • Gonna be hot

    July 25, 2014

    Added sunshine and drier air aloft will lead to a hot weekend in Southeastern Louisiana and Southern Mississippi.

    Forecast Summary: A ridge of higher pressure, warmer temperatures and drier air aloft will build into the region today. Such an airmass will squash widespread development of showers and thunderstorms which flare up when hot and humid surface air rises into much cooler... more »

  • Fewer showers

    July 23, 2014

    Rain chances go on the downslide while temperatures rise into the weekend.

    Forecast Summary: As warmer and drier air filters in aloft thanks to a building upper level ridge, our shower and storm chances will thin out. With some lingering energy in the mid-levels, an isolated shower or storm will be possible today but activity should really begin to fall off... more »

  • More Thundershowers

    July 23, 2014

    The chance for rain increases a bit today compared to yesterday.

    Forecast Summary: An upper level low or pocket of decreased pressure and temperature is adding to the instability in Southeastern Louisiana and the result is increased coverage in showers and thunderstorms. Expect scattered precipitation especially today, with a little less action on Thursday. The low will drift away and weaken... more »

  • Storm chances slide inland

    July 22, 2014

    Pop-up storms are back in the mention today through the remainder of the week.

    Forecast Summary: An upper level ridge that has promoted drier mid-levels and lesser coverage of showers and storms is retreating westward. In its place, comes a cut off area of low pressure which equates to cooler temperatures and a return of moisture in those same upper levels.... more »

  • Summery week ahead

    July 21, 2014

    A typical July week of weather is ahead for South Louisiana.

    Forecast Summary: The weather pattern for this week is standard for July, with just a subtle change in the orientation of the upper-levels driving the chances for showers and thunderstorms. An upper level ridge to the west is pushing slightly drier air into the upper-levels, which in turn will inhibit... more »

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