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  • Can I get some dry time?

    August 28, 2014

    Heading into a long weekend, outdoor planners will have to monitor the forecast closely.

    Forecast Discussion: The week will round out in typical August fashion with warmth and humidity each day before afternoon showers and thunderstorms develop. By Late Friday and Saturday though, an upper level trough to the west plus a broad high pressure in the Mid-Atlantic, will kick up... more »

  • Rounding the bend

    August 27, 2014

    Over the next several days, the weather pattern will gradually become more active.

    Forecast Discussion: The upper level trough of low pressure that spawned Monday's round of thunderstorms continues to sag southwestward into the Gulf of Mexico. Actually, the National Hurricane Center is monitoring it as a potential area for spin up of a weak tropical low-nothing too concerning for the... more »

  • Typical August Tuesday

    August 26, 2014

    Far fewer thunderstorms are expected Tuesday Afternoon than what was found on Monday.

    Forecast Discussion: An upper level low pressure system and weak surface boundary that triggered widespread shower and storm activity on Monday Afternoon has passed by to the west and the resulting lack of uplift will mean fewer showers and thunderstorms for Tuesday. Closer to the low, a few... more »

  • Thunderstorms return

    August 25, 2014

    The oppressive heat will be quelled this afternoon by a batch of showers and thunderstorms.

    Forecast Discussion: A weak boundary stalled in the northern Gulf of Mexico, combined with an upper level disturbance will set off showers and thunderstorms on Monday. The two will combine to greatly enhance uplift around the region and with such hot and humid air in place... more »

  • Leaving the heat behind

    August 25, 2014

    Things are beginning to cool down, and we can expect rain again in the forecast for Monday. As an impulse pushes this way from Georgia, that will spin up showers and thunderstorms on Monday. That is our best chance for rain. Tuesday and Wednesday look a little dry, but we're keeping some rain chances in the forecast as we get... more »

  • Hottest weekend of the year?

    August 22, 2014

    Well, relatively speaking, we've been on the cool side this year, but with temperatures reaching the upper 90s, we are looking at the hottest weekend of the year thus far. August is typically the hottest month in Louisiana.

    An area of high pressure parked right over us will be keeping rain chances low, while raising temperatures and pumping in that extra... more »

  • Ongoing Heat

    August 21, 2014

    After many hot days in a row, thermometers will take a further turn upwards today.

    Forecast Discussion: A ridge of higher pressure and temperature aloft will build into the region while a surface high pressure system sets up in Southern Louisiana. The ridge will promote a warmer, more stable atmosphere and overall sinking motion in our atmosphere. Such processes will inhibit... more »

  • Furnace On

    August 20, 2014

    Wednesday is the final afternoon we can expect isolated showers and thunderstorms before heat becomes the main weather story.

    Forecast Discussion: As a ridge of higher pressure and warmer temperatures finalizes its build over the Southeastern United States, Louisiana will find one more day of dodgy shower and storm activity in the afternoon. By Thursday, a thoroughly warmed and dried upper... more »

  • Shower coverage lessening

    August 19, 2014

    While a few showers and thunderstorms remain possible for Tuesday, overall rain coverage will decrease.

    Forecast Discussion: The area will have little upper level influence on Tuesday while a weak area of high pressure remains southeast of the region in the Gulf of Mexico. This will mean a continuing southerly flow and a pump of warm, humid air. While upper level... more »

  • More showers and storms

    August 18, 2014

    Monday's weather will be consistent with Sunday and the month of August.

    Forecast Discussion: An approaching upper level trough of cooler air and lower pressure will interact with steady August heat and humidity to trigger showers and thunderstorms once again during the afternoon hours. Once this trough exits the region, a high pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico will expand... more »

  • More storms tomorrow

    August 18, 2014

    The humidity is in full swing! An area of high pressure in the northeastern gulf as pumped moisture our way, thus fueling thunderstorms this weekend, as well as into Monday. That a high pressure is dying, so we could see a bit fewer storms tomorrow, but still scattered in nature. Rain chances will lower throughout the week. While thunderstorms won't... more »

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