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  • 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 »

  • A brief break from the rain?

    July 20, 2014

    After some heavy rain along the coast, things are beginning to quiet down as a few storms linger into the evening, otherwise we stayed dry around the Baton rRouge area. We'll cool down to the lower 70s with some patchy fog possible to start the work week.

    Thanks to a strong area of high pressure over the Four Corners, some upper... more »

  • Coastal Storms, then a little more sunshine

    July 19, 2014

    Showers will diminish into the evening and we will cool down to the lower 70s under partly cloudy skies. Sunday brings us some showers along the coast with the help of a stubborn stationary front. Temperatures will reach the upper 80s on average with a few places potentially squeezing into the 90s.

    The rain should ease a bit into tomorrow and... more »

  • Wet and muggy

    July 18, 2014

    A surface low pressure system advancing eastward out of Texas and into North Louisiana will kick off a round of showers and thunderstorms in our area over the next few days. Counterclockwise wind flow around this surface low will mean southerly winds will once again be able to transport moisture into the region from the Gulf of Mexico. An upper... more »

  • Continuing kind of comfy

    July 17, 2014

    The relatively comfortable air mass, by July standards, will remain in place through today.

    Forecast Summary: Southern Louisiana continues to feel the after-effects of an uncommon July cold front. Near record low temperatures were registered at many local reporting stations this morning. High pressure in the Ohio Valley will continue to exert a northerly wind flow on the region through the... more »

  • Is This July?

    July 16, 2014

    An unseasonable break in humidity will make for an ideal outdoor day here in mid-July day.

    Forecast Summary: With the much advertised cold front through the area and to the Louisiana Coast, Baton Rouge and points to the north are enjoying a marked drop in dew points and morning temperatures. Sunshine will quickly return the drier air to the upper 80s... more »

  • Strong storms possible

    July 15, 2014

    Strong storms are possible today followed by a temporary break in humidity.

    Forecast Summary: A rare July cold front will approach the region today and with the warm temperatures and deep moisture field in place, there will be a risk of strong thunderstorms. The cold front is being pushed much farther south than is typical this time of year by an... more »

  • Strap In

    July 14, 2014

    A temperamental July weather pattern is anticipated this week.

    Forecast Summary: Monday will not reveal much difference than the weather observed from the middle of last week through the weekend. On Tuesday, a rare July cold front will move into the region. Tapping into the copious amounts of warmth and humidity, as is typically available this time of year, the cold... more »

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