WBRZ https://www.wbrz.com/ WBRZ Weather Weather en-us Copyright 2021, WBRZ. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Tue, 28 Sep 2021 HH:09:ss GMT Synapse CMS 10 WBRZ https://www.wbrz.com/ 144 25 Tuesday AM Forecast: Summer rain and humidity make a return https://www.wbrz.com/news/tuesday-am-forecast-summer-rain-and-humidity-make-a-return/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/tuesday-am-forecast-summer-rain-and-humidity-make-a-return/ Weather Tue, 28 Sep 2021 5:44:33 AM Meteorologist Marisa Nuzzo Tuesday AM Forecast: Summer rain and humidity make a return

The muggies are back, and the rain came back with them.

THE FORECAST

Today & Tonight: Those fall conditions were nice while they lasted but there is still some summer left in the tank. Today is set to be gloomy and muggy. With thick cloud cover for most of the day, temperatures will max out in the low to mid 80s. Showers will be in and out all day, but most of the activity will be in the afternoon. Grab your umbrella and keep it close. Overnight temperatures will be in the low 70s.

Up Next: Another rainy day is on deck for Wednesday. Temperatures will max out in the low 80s with scattered showers and storms all day. A few heavy downpours and localized street flooding will be possible. Scattered showers will be the story again on Thursday with about half of the area expected to see some rain. Conditions will be humid with temperatures maxing out in the mid to upper 80s. Rainfall totals for the week are expected to be a manageable 1-3 inches, and some isolated higher amounts will be possible. Late week, the rain coverage will be much less with just a few showers around every afternoon. Temperatures will continue to trend in the mid-80s with high humidity. Click here to see the 7-day forecast.  

In the Tropics:

While there is a lot of activity in the Atlantic basin, none of it is currently a threat to the local area.

A broad area of low pressure located several hundred miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands is producing a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Environmental conditions are conducive for further development, and a tropical depression is likely to form during the next day or two while the system moves westward to west-northwestward at 5 to 10 mph over the central tropical Atlantic. There is a 90% chance of formation in the next 5 days.

A tropical wave located over the far eastern tropical Atlantic several hundred miles southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands continues to produce a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Upper-level winds are conducive for gradual development, and a tropical depression is likely to form in a day or two while the disturbance moves westward to west-northwestward at 10 to 15 mph over the far eastern tropical Atlantic. There is a 90% chance of formation in the next 5 days.

A well-defined low pressure area associated with the remnants of Peter is located a few hundred miles east of Bermuda. The shower and thunderstorm activity associated with this system has become less organized since early Monday.  Although strong upper-level winds are likely to prevent significant development, this system could still become a short-lived tropical depression later today or tonight while it moves northeastward at about 10 mph. By Wednesday, however, conditions are expected to become unfavorable for further development. There is a 50% chance of formation.

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Monday PM Forecast: increased humidity brings pattern change to new week https://www.wbrz.com/news/monday-pm-forecast-increased-humidity-brings-pattern-change-to-new-week/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/monday-pm-forecast-increased-humidity-brings-pattern-change-to-new-week/ Weather Mon, 27 Sep 2021 5:10:09 PM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus Monday PM Forecast: increased humidity brings pattern change to new week

The humidity has made an unwelcome return to southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi. With that moisture, rain is back in the forecast too.

Next 24 Hours: The clouds that returned on Monday will stay in place overnight, for the most part. A spotty shower is possible but most of the time will be dry. Low temperatures will stop near 70 degrees so it will feel much muggier than previous nights. Into Tuesday, the chance for showers and thunderstorms will increase. Beneath mostly cloudy skies, most locations should have at least a shower. Any thunderstorms that develop could be briefly heavy with some gusty wind. High temperatures will not exceed the mid 80s.  

Up Next: Wednesday is expected to be the busiest day of the workweek in terms of showers and thunderstorms—with widespread activity. Similar to Tuesday, any thunderstorms will be capable of briefly heavy rain, potentially leading to minor flooding of low lying areas. Scattered action will remain in the forecast Thursday before scaling back to isolated or even dry Friday into the weekend. All told, the rain totals will generally be under an inch with only a few locally higher amounts. Temperatures will be near average through the period, only “busting” lower in locations where rain begins before the afternoon. CLICK HERE for your full 7-Day Forecast.

The Tropics: Hurricane Sam will pass well north of the Lesser Antilles this week before turning north into the Atlantic Ocean as a major storm by Friday. The remnants of Peter east of Bermuda have a 60 percent chance of regeneration before the middle of the week. A broad area of low pressure southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands has an 80 percent chance of formation while moving westward over the tropical Atlantic. A trailing wave rolling off the African Coast also has an 80 percent chance of development over the next five days. For the latest tropical forecasts, advisories and information, visit the WBRZ Hurricane Center as we navigate all 183 Days of Hurricane Season.

The Explanation: An upper level trough dug in across the Western U.S. will nudge eastward on Tuesday. With plenty of low level moisture in place, as upper level disturbances spin through the basin of the trough, especially during daytime heating hours, there should be plenty of forcing to initiate showers and thunderstorms. Instability will be supportive of thunderstorms capable of brief downpours and 30mph wind gusts but upper level winds are not favorable for severe weather. Another disturbance will race over the area Tuesday night into Wednesday with a batch of showers and thunderstorms, but the lack of daytime warming will likely keep the activity tame. A second disturbance will pass later Wednesday and like all of the preceding activity, should not produce more than brief downpours and perhaps gusty wind. As a whole, rainfall totals do not look impressive and so some standing water in low lying areas seems to be the most that is possible. The upper level trough will begin to lift north and flatten as an upper level ridge takes hold of the Eastern U.S. Thursday into the upcoming weekend. Enough moisture and instability will likely remain for scattered, afternoon showers and thunderstorms to end the week, especially Thursday. By the weekend, the ridge will warm the atmosphere to decrease instability but with lingering moisture, it is difficult to eliminate rain from the forecast and so an isolated chance is held each afternoon.    

--Josh

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Monday AM Forecast: Humidity returns, rain chances going up https://www.wbrz.com/news/monday-am-forecast-humidity-returns-rain-chances-going-up/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/monday-am-forecast-humidity-returns-rain-chances-going-up/ Weather Mon, 27 Sep 2021 6:16:23 AM Meteorologist Jake Dalton Monday AM Forecast: Humidity returns, rain chances going up

Today & Tonight: Through out your Monday, expect a mix of sun and clouds. The humidity starts to creep back in today as winds turn more southerly. An isolated shower or storm is possible today, but most will stay dry. Highs will be in the upper 80s. Overnight, look for an increase in cloud cover.

Looking Ahead: Rain chances really climb on Tuesday and Wednesday. Rain coverage will be around 60-70% each day, so most will see rain at some point. Rainfall amounts will be manageable overall, with most seeing less than an inch of rain. Locally higher totals of 1-2"+ will be possible.

The Tropics

Hurricane Sam continues to be the big story in the tropics. As of 4am Monday morning, max. winds were at 130mph making it a Category 4 hurricane. Hurricane Sam is forecast to maintain major hurricane status through the end of the week as it tracks northwest. Model guidance continues to keep Sam over the Atlantic and away from the United States. 

There are two tropical waves way out in the eastern Atlantic that have a high chance of formation in the next five days. The next two names on the list are Victor and Wanda.

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Sunday AM Forecast: One more day of nice weather, rain returns this week https://www.wbrz.com/news/sunday-am-forecast-one-more-day-of-nice-weather-rain-returns-this-week/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/sunday-am-forecast-one-more-day-of-nice-weather-rain-returns-this-week/ Weather Sun, 26 Sep 2021 9:59:30 AM Meteorologist Jake Dalton Sunday AM Forecast: One more day of nice weather, rain returns this week

Today & Tonight: Today is the last day of lower humidity and lots of sunshine, so get outside and enjoy it! Highs will be a tad bit warmer in the mid 80s. Overnight, expect mostly clear skies with lows in the lower 60s.

Looking Ahead: Changes take place in the forecast this week. Winds will turn more southerly on Monday, bringing back in the Gulf moisture. That will lead to a return of clouds and eventually showers and a few storms. Monday, we are mainly dry. Tuesday - Thursday rain coverage will bump up to around 40% with on and off showers and storms expected. Even with rain around, rainfall amounts are expected to be low with most seeing less than an inch.

The Tropics

Hurricane Sam continues to be the big story in the tropics. As of 10am Sunday morning, max. winds were at 145mph making it a Category 4 hurricane. Hurricane Sam is forecast to maintain major hurricane status through the end of the week as it passes several hundred miles to the northeast of the Lesser Antilles. Model guidance continues to keep Sam over the Atlantic and away from the United States.

There are a few more disturbances in the Atlantic basin the National Hurricane Center is monitoring, but none that are a threat to the Gulf Coast.

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Saturday PM Forecast: Nice finish to the weekend, warming up next week https://www.wbrz.com/news/saturday-pm-forecast-nice-finish-to-the-weekend-warming-up-next-week/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/saturday-pm-forecast-nice-finish-to-the-weekend-warming-up-next-week/ Weather Sat, 25 Sep 2021 10:20:53 AM Meteorologist Jake Dalton Saturday PM Forecast: Nice finish to the weekend, warming up next week

Tonight & Tomorrow: Tonight, skies will remain clear with lows once again dropping into the mid to upper 50s. Sunday, expect more sunshine in the afternoon. High temperatures will be slightly warmer - in the mid 80s.

Looking Ahead: Through early next week, temperatures will gradually warm back into the mid and upper 80s. By Tuesday, winds will become southerly, pulling in more Gulf moisture. That will start to pump up the humidity and lead into a chance for showers/storms Tuesday-Thursday.

The Tropics


There is plenty of activity going on in the Atlantic basin.

Hurricane Sam has continued to intensify. As of 4PM, max. winds were at 140 MPH making it a Category 4 hurricane. Hurricane Sam is forecast to maintain major hurricane status through Thursday as it passes to the northeast of the northern Lesser Antilles. Model guidance continues to recurve Sam over the Atlantic. Still lots of time to watch, but will not impact the Gulf coast.

There are two other disturbances that have a chance of tropical formation over the next five days, but none appear to be a threat to the Gulf coast.

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Friday AM Forecast: Beautiful weather through the weekend https://www.wbrz.com/news/friday-am-forecast-beautiful-weather-through-the-weekend/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/friday-am-forecast-beautiful-weather-through-the-weekend/ Weather Fri, 24 Sep 2021 6:06:05 AM Meteorologist Jake Dalton Friday AM Forecast: Beautiful weather through the weekend

Today & Tonight: Today will be another beautiful fall-like day. High temperatures are expected to climb into the upper 70s to near 80 under a sunny sky. Low humidity and a north breeze will make it feel comfortable all afternoon. Tonight, with clear skies and light winds lows will drop into the mid 50s. 

Looking Ahead: Through early next week, temperatures will gradually warm back into the mid 80s. Comfortable mornings in the 50s will stick around through the weekend. Our next rain chance does not look likely until next Wednesday as the humidity returns.


The Tropics

There is plenty of activity going on in the Atlantic basin this morning.

Sam has continued to intensify and is now the seventh hurricane this season. As of 4AM, max. winds were at 75MPH. Hurricane Sam is forecast to become a category 4 by Sunday as it starts to slow down. Wednesday, the hurricane will be northeast of the northern Lesser Antilles. Model guidance continues to re-curve Sam over the Atlantic.

There are three other disturbances that have a chance of tropical formation over the next five days, but none appear to be a threat to the Gulf coast.

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Thursday PM Forecast: more cool mornings, gradual warming starts Saturday https://www.wbrz.com/news/thursday-pm-forecast-more-cool-mornings-gradual-warming-starts-saturday/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/thursday-pm-forecast-more-cool-mornings-gradual-warming-starts-saturday/ Weather Thu, 23 Sep 2021 5:26:25 PM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus Thursday PM Forecast: more cool mornings, gradual warming starts Saturday

Pleasant weather will continue into the weekend. Temperatures will gradually moderate Saturday through the middle of next week.

Next 24 Hours: Another clear and cool night is ahead. With light, northeast winds, lows will bottom out in the mid 50s. On Friday, highs will stride for 80 degrees with continued northeast breezes. Skies will stay mainly sunny but a few cirrus clouds could get into the mix.

The comfortable conditions will not be reserved for just Baton Rouge. LSU and Southern fans traveling into Mississippi will continue to enjoy sunshine and low humidity. In Starkville, the Tigers will kick off to a temperature of 74 degrees, climbing into the upper 70s by afternoon. Outside of Jackson, thermometers will be a little warmer as the Jags start near the warmest part of the day.

Up Next: Saturday will offer one final morning that is likely to start in the 50s for most. With mostly sunny skies, readings will top out in the low 80s during the mid-afternoon. By Sunday, winds will start to shift east or even southeast and thermometers will more noticeably moderate, but remain beneath seasonal averages in the upper 80s and upper 60s. Some clouds may begin to build into the area but rain does not reenter the forecast until Tuesday and even then, only isolated activity is expected. The best chance for some garden-variety showers and thunderstorms will be Wednesday. Overall, no significant weather impacts are anticipated through the end of next week. CLICK HERE for your full 7-Day Forecast.

The Tropics: Tropical Storm Sam continues to strengthen and will likely undergo rapid intensification over the next few days. Moving west-northwest over the central Atlantic Ocean, Sam could be a major hurricane northeast of the Lesser Antilles on Saturday. At this time, it is forecast to remain out to sea. The remnants of Odette have a 60 percent chance of becoming a subtropical storm over the North Atlantic before conditions become too hostile over the weekend. A surface trough of low pressure southeast of Bermuda has a 10 percent chance of development before the weekend. The next tropical wave rolling off the African Coast has a 30 percent chance of development over the next 5 days. For the latest tropical forecasts, advisories and information, visit the WBRZ Hurricane Center as we navigate all 183 Days of Hurricane Season.

The Explanation: With clear skies and light winds, optimal conditions will be in place for overnight cooling. Therefore, a second straight morning of low temperatures in the mid, to perhaps low 50s is anticipated. Surface high pressure will remain anchored over the Mid-Mississippi River Valley on Friday with a continuation of light northeasterly winds as a result. A few mid to high clouds could show up in otherwise mainly clear skies. These conditions will repeat on Saturday. An upper level ridge will start to build overhead on Sunday and this will initiate a gradual climb in high and low temperatures beginning with our first morning out of the 50s on Sunday followed by an afternoon well into the 80s. Into next week, the surface high will shift far enough east to change local wind flow to the southeast beginning a return of moisture. Meanwhile, a weakening upper level trough of low pressure pinching into the Southeast will allow a weak front to setup in the region. While the entire atmosphere may be slow to have enough moisture recovery, it is plausible that isolated showers could develop Tuesday through the end of next week, especially south and west of Baton Rouge.    

--Josh

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Thursday AM Forecast: Fall-like weather for the next few days https://www.wbrz.com/news/thursday-am-forecast-fall-like-weather-for-the-next-few-days/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/thursday-am-forecast-fall-like-weather-for-the-next-few-days/ Weather Thu, 23 Sep 2021 6:07:19 AM Meteorologist Jake Dalton Thursday AM Forecast: Fall-like weather for the next few days

Today & Tonight: Today will be absolutely beautiful with high temperatures only expected to climb into the upper 70s. Low humidity and a north breeze will make it feel comfortable all afternoon. Tonight, with clear skies and light winds lows will drop into the mid 50s. 

Looking Ahead: Through the weekend, temperatures will gradually warm back into the mid 80s. Comfortable mornings in the 50s will stick around through the weekend. Our next rain chance does not look likely until at least Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. CLICK HERE for the 7-Day Forecast.


The Tropics


Tropical Storm Peter and Rose have weakened or dissipated so advisories are no longer being issued by the National Hurricane Center. The remnants of Odette may try to re-develop over the north Atlantic, where there is now a 60% chance of formation over the next 5 days.

Tropical Depression 18 formed on Wednesday and is now Tropical Storm Sam with 50mph winds. This system will continue to track northwest over the next several days, possibly nearing the northern islands of the Caribbean by mid-week as a major hurricane. At this time, confidence is high that this system will not be an issue for the Gulf.

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Wednesday PM Forecast: what a run of weather ahead https://www.wbrz.com/news/wednesday-pm-forecast-what-a-run-of-weather-ahead/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/wednesday-pm-forecast-what-a-run-of-weather-ahead/ Weather Wed, 22 Sep 2021 5:11:47 PM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus Wednesday PM Forecast: what a run of weather ahead

The last time that temperatures reached 55 degrees or lower was April 26. The last time the area made it five days without rain was June 7-12. Both of those marks will likely be overtaken in the days ahead.

Next 24 Hours: Clear skies are expected overnight. With northerly breezes of 10-15mph, cool air will continue spilling in and send low temperatures into the mid 50s. Thursday will feature abundant sunshine, dry air and cooler than average temperatures. Winds will stay out of the north at 5-10mph to hold high temperatures in the upper 70s.   

Up Next: Friday and Saturday will be very similar with mainly clear skies, morning temperatures in the mid 50s and high temperatures in the low 80s. By Sunday, winds will start to shift east or even southeast and thermometers will more noticeably moderate, but remain beneath seasonal averages in the upper 80s and upper 60s. Some clouds may begin to build into the area but rain does not reenter the forecast until Tuesday and even then, only isolated activity is expected. CLICK HERE for your full 7-Day Forecast.

The Tropics: The tropics are busy, but not threatening to the United States. Tropical Depression Peter is struggling with wind shear north of Puerto Rico. It will move to the north, slow and degenerate to a remnant low soon. Tropical Depression Rose will meet a similar fate. It is barely hanging on in the eastern Atlantic Ocean. Tropical Depression Eighteen formed on Wednesday well east of the Lesser Antilles. It will strengthen into a tropical storm and then become Hurricane Sam by the weekend. At this time, it is forecast to remain out to sea. The remnants of Tropical Storm Odette over the north Atlantic have a 60 percent chance of acquiring subtropical characteristics as it drifts slowly south later this week. For the latest tropical forecasts, advisories and information, visit the WBRZ Hurricane Center as we navigate all 183 Days of Hurricane Season.

The Explanation: A deep, upper level low pressure system will move across the Great Lakes Region into the Mid-Atlantic States through the end of the week. The associated cold pool aloft will translate into unseasonably cool temperatures all the way into the Southeast U.S. and then another weaker trough will follow in its path to maintain the air mass through the weekend. At the surface, northwesterly winds will continue to usher in the coolest air since April. Dew point temperatures will fall from the uncomfortably sticky 70s into the dry and pleasant 50s. Beginning Wednesday night, a run of lows in the mid 50s is anticipated! Thursday through Sunday will be dry and comfortable with mainly clear skies, highs in the upper 70s to low 80s and lows in the mid to upper 50s. By early next week, a ridge of high pressure will build overhead and winds will turn around to the southeast leading to warmer afternoons. However, associated sinking air and a continued, unseasonably dry atmosphere will keep rain chances very low.

--Josh

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Tuesday PM Forecast: fall to arrive with cooler, dry weather pattern https://www.wbrz.com/news/tuesday-pm-forecast-fall-to-arrive-with-cooler-dry-weather-pattern/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/tuesday-pm-forecast-fall-to-arrive-with-cooler-dry-weather-pattern/ Weather Tue, 21 Sep 2021 5:09:58 PM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus Tuesday PM Forecast: fall to arrive with cooler, dry weather pattern

Autumn begins at 2:20pm local time on Wednesday. Coincidentally, a completely new, fall-like weather pattern will start right around the same time.

Next 24 Hours: A cold front will push across the area tonight with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Do not expect any impactful weather, rather some brief rain and perhaps winds gusting to around 30mph. Low temperatures will trail off into the upper 60s. Behind the front, skies will clear from northwest to southeast on Wednesday morning. A stern northwest breeze will prevent substantial warming, despite the return of sunshine. High temperatures will barely get back to the 80s.

Up Next: Get ready for a run of pleasant weather! Thursday through Sunday will feature mostly clear skies, no humidity, no rain chances, highs in the upper 70s and low 80s and lows in the mid to upper 50s! The last time that temperatures reached 55 degrees or lower was April 26. The last time the area made it five days without rain was June 7-12. CLICK HERE for your full 7-Day Forecast.

The Tropics: The tropics are busy, but not threatening to the United States. Tropical Depression Peter is struggling with wind shear north of Puerto Rico. It will move to the north, slow and degenerate to a remnant low over the next few days. Tropical Storm Rose is barely hanging on to its status over the eastern Atlantic Ocean. This system will turn north and fall apart by the end of the week. A tropical wave southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands has a 90 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression as it moves westward over the southeast Atlantic this week. The remnants of Tropical Storm Odette over the north Atlantic have a 30 percent chance of acquiring subtropical characteristics as it drifts slowly south later this week. For the latest tropical forecasts, advisories and information, visit the WBRZ Hurricane Center as we navigate all 183 Days of Hurricane Season.

The Explanation: A sharp, upper level trough will enter the region tonight. An associated cold front will move in from the northwest. All of the supporting mechanisms for severe weather will be well north of the area so it appears that with an overnight passage, some humidity and lift is all that will be available to produce a broken band of showers and thunderstorms. Any rain will move offshore by Wednesday afternoon. On the other side of the front, northwesterly winds will usher in the coolest air since April. In fact, the temperature effects will be noticed as early as Wednesday afternoon as high temperatures struggle to get back to 80 degrees. Dew point temperatures will fall from the uncomfortably sticky 70s into the dry and pleasant 50s. Beginning Wednesday night, a run of lows in the mid 50s is anticipated! Thursday through Sunday will be dry and comfortable with mainly clear skies, highs in the upper 70s to low 80s and lows in the mid to upper 50s. By early next week, a ridge of high pressure will build overhead leading to warmer afternoons. However, associated sinking air and a dry atmosphere will keep rain off the forecast board.

--Josh

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Tuesday AM Forecast: Cold front on the way to start off the fall season https://www.wbrz.com/news/tuesday-am-forecast-cold-front-on-the-way-to-start-off-the-fall-season/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/tuesday-am-forecast-cold-front-on-the-way-to-start-off-the-fall-season/ Weather Tue, 21 Sep 2021 5:38:40 AM Meteorologist Marisa Nuzzo Tuesday AM Forecast: Cold front on the way to start off the fall season

Temperatures are set to take a dip.

THE FORECAST

Today & Tonight: The humidity will be very high today with partly cloudy skies and temperatures scratching 90 degrees. This evening, showers and storms will move in from the northwest along a cold front. Showers will enter the viewing area around 8 p.m. and reach the Baton Rouge area a bit later. Most of the shower activity will be overnight and will clear up before sunrise. Temperatures tonight will drop into the 60s behind the rain.

Up Next: Wednesday will bring cooler and drier air with afternoon temperatures struggling to reach the 80s and overnight lows dipping into the 50s. Thursday and Friday will be near repeats with afternoon temperatures around 80 degrees and clear skies. Overnight lows will trend in the mid-50s. The cool dry conditions will last through the weekend as temperatures slowly rebound. Early next week temperatures will warm up a bit into the mid-80s. Scattered showers will likely return in the middle of next week. Click here to see the 7-day forecast.  

In the Tropics:

Tropical storms Peter and Rose are moving around in the Atlantic. Neither storm is a threat to the local area.

Showers and thunderstorms associated with a tropical wave located a few hundred miles south-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands continue to show some signs of organization. Environmental conditions are expected to become more conducive for development, and a tropical depression is likely to form later this week while the system moves westward at 10 to 15 mph across the eastern and central tropical Atlantic Ocean. There is an 80% chance of development in the next 5 days.

A storm-force, non-tropical low-pressure system, the remnants of Odette, is located several hundred miles southeast of Newfoundland. This low could acquire some subtropical characteristics during the next few days while it moves slowly southeastward over warmer waters across the north-central Atlantic Ocean.  However, the system is expected to turn northward back over cooler waters this weekend, which should end its chances of becoming a subtropical storm. Additional information on this system, including storm warnings, can be found in High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service. There is a 30% chance of development in the next 5 days.

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Monday PM Forecast: cold front to deliver big temperature changes https://www.wbrz.com/news/monday-pm-forecast-cold-front-to-deliver-big-temperature-changes/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/monday-pm-forecast-cold-front-to-deliver-big-temperature-changes/ Weather Mon, 20 Sep 2021 5:11:13 PM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus Monday PM Forecast: cold front to deliver big temperature changes

Look for one more day of humid, tropical weather. Then, the first substantial cold front of the fall season will bring much more comfortable temperatures to the area on the first day of astronomical fall!

Next 24 Hours: The nighttime hours will remain muggy and uncomfortable with low temperatures stopping in the low 70s. A bit of fog could develop near dawn. Some sunshine will be around on Tuesday to drive high temperatures close to 90 degrees. With plenty of humidity, it could feel like 100 degrees for a little while. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are anticipated, but coverage should be a bit lower than previous days and mainly during the afternoon hours. During the evening hours, a cold front will come into the area and possibly bring a broken, weak line of showers and thunderstorms with it.      

Up Next: Behind a cold front, skies will clear from northwest to southeast on Wednesday morning. While temperatures will start in the upper 60s, a stern northwest breeze will prevent substantial warming, despite the return of sunshine. Thermometers will barely get back to the 80s. Get ready for a run of pleasant weather from there! Thursday through Sunday will feature clear skies, no rain chances, no humidity, highs in the upper 70s and low 80s and lows in the mid to upper 50s! CLICK HERE for your full 7-Day Forecast.

The Tropics: The tropics are busy, but not threatening to the United States. Tropical Storm Peter is battling off wind shear north of the Leeward Island. It will stay north of Puerto Rico and the Bahamas while turning northward and weakening later this week. Tropical Storm Rose is struggling to strengthen over the eastern Atlantic and will continue to struggle through the end of the week while drifting aimlessly at sea. A tropical wave south of the Cabo Verde Islands has an 80 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression as it moves westward over the southeast Atlantic this week. The remnants of Tropical Storm Odette over the north Atlantic have a 30 percent chance of acquiring subtropical characteristics as it drifts slowly south later this week.  

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The Explanation: An upper level trough and remnant tropical moisture will control the weather pattern through Tuesday afternoon. This combination will keep humid conditions and afternoon instability as temperatures warm into the upper 80s and therefore spark scattered showers and thunderstorms. A sharper upper level trough will enter the region on Tuesday night. An associated cold front will move in from the northwest. All of the supporting mechanisms for showers and thunderstorms will be well north of the area so it appears that with an overnight passage, some humidity and lift is all that will be available to produce a narrow, broken band of showers. Any rain will move offshore by Wednesday afternoon. On the other side of the front, northwesterly winds will usher in the coolest air since May. In fact, the temperature effects will be noticed as early as Wednesday afternoon as high temperatures struggle to get back to 80 degrees. From there, a run of night sin the mid 50s is anticipated! Thursday through Sunday will be dry and comfortable with clear skies, highs in the upper 70s to low 80s and lows in the mid to upper 50s. By early next week, a ridge of high pressure will build overhead leading to warmer afternoons. However, associated sinking air and a dry atmosphere will keep rain off the forecast board.

--Josh

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Monday AM Forecast: Two more rainy days before a powerful cold front https://www.wbrz.com/news/monday-am-forecast-two-more-rainy-days-before-a-powerful-cold-front/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/monday-am-forecast-two-more-rainy-days-before-a-powerful-cold-front/ Weather Mon, 20 Sep 2021 5:31:29 AM Meteorologist Marisa Nuzzo Monday AM Forecast: Two more rainy days before a powerful cold front

The first real fall cold front is on the way!

THE FORECAST

Today & Tonight: We are off to a muggy start this week. Showers will be in and out all day today, but more active in the morning hours. Afternoon temperatures will max out in the mid to upper 80s with high humidity. Overnight temperatures will be muggy in the mid-70s.

Up Next: Tuesday will be the last rainy and muggy day in the forecast. Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 80s in the afternoon. Showers and storms will move through along a cold front in the afternoon and evening. Tuesday night temperatures will drop into the 60s. Wednesday will bring cooler and drier air with afternoon temperatures struggling to reach the 80s and overnight lows dipping into the 50s. The cool dry conditions will last through the weekend. Click here to see the 7-day forecast.  

In the Tropics:

Tropical storms Peter and Rose are moving around in the Atlantic. Neither storm is a threat to the local area.

A tropical wave located over the far eastern tropical Atlantic several hundred miles southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands is producing an area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Environmental conditions appear conducive for gradual development over the next several days, and a tropical depression could form later this week while the system moves westward at 10 to 15 mph across the eastern and central tropical Atlantic Ocean. There is a 60% chance of development in the next 5 days.

A storm-force, non-tropical low pressure system, the remnants of Odette, is located a couple of hundred miles southeast of Newfoundland.  This low could acquire some subtropical characteristics by the middle of this week as it moves slowly eastward and then southeastward over warmer waters across the north-central Atlantic Ocean.  Additional information on this system, including storm warnings, can be found in High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service. There is a 30% chance of development in the next 5 days.

The WBRZ Weather Team is watching the tropics around the clock and will bring you updates as they come. Click here to visit the Hurricane Center.

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Sunday PM Forecast: A few storms to start the week, then a cool front arrives https://www.wbrz.com/news/sunday-pm-forecast-a-few-storms-to-start-the-week-then-a-cool-front-arrives/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/sunday-pm-forecast-a-few-storms-to-start-the-week-then-a-cool-front-arrives/ Weather Sat, 18 Sep 2021 9:43:39 AM Meteorologist Jake Dalton Sunday PM Forecast: A few storms to start the week, then a cool front arrives

The Next 24 Hours: Skies will remain partly to mostly cloudy overnight with lows in the low-mid 70s. Patchy fog is possible, especially close to daybreak. Tomorrow will be warm and muggy once again with highs in the upper 80s. Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms will be likely in the afternoon and evening.

Looking Ahead: Isolated to scattered storms remain possible through Tuesday night. Then, a cool front will push through the state on Wednesday (the official start to fall). This front will drop overnight temperatures into the 50s and low 60s. Humidity will drop to comfortable levels!

The Tropics


The Atlantic basin is busy but there are no major threats to the United States at this time.

Tropical Storm Peter was named in the western Atlantic early Sunday morning and may bring some impacts to Bermuda next weekend.

Tropical Storm Rose was named today. Rose is located near the Cabo Verde Islands and is forecast to remain out in the open Atlantic.

There are also two areas of potential development to watch this week. One in the north Atlantic with a 30% chance of formation in the next 5 days. Another tropical wave just off the African coast has a 40% of formation in the next five days.

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Friday PM Forecast: Rain still lingers through the weekend https://www.wbrz.com/news/friday-pm-forecast-rain-still-lingers-through-the-weekend/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/friday-pm-forecast-rain-still-lingers-through-the-weekend/ Weather Fri, 17 Sep 2021 5:46:35 PM Meteorologist Jake Dalton Friday PM Forecast: Rain still lingers through the weekend

Tonight & Tomorrow: Evening showers and storms are expected to diminish later tonight, with a mostly cloudy sky remaining in place. Saturday, expect much of the same, with scattered showers and storms possible through out the day. It will not be a washout, but as we have seen all week long, isolated heavy downpours and frequent lightning will be possible. If you have plans to go to Saturday football games - grab a poncho or some form of rain gear just to be safe!

Looking Ahead: Even into early next week, scattered showers and thunderstorms will remain in the forecast. An upper level low to the west of us will continue to keep us in an unsettled pattern. Jumping ahead to Wednesday of next week, there is fairly high confidence a cold front will move through the state. This front would drop overnight temperatures into the 60s and drop humidity to comfortable levels. 


The Tropics

Tropical Storm Odette formed Friday afternoon off the Mid-Atlantic coast. Thankfully, Odette will not bring any direct impacts to land. This is now the 15th named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season.

Elsewhere in the tropics, there are two other features the National Hurricane Center is monitoring. At this time, neither of these disturbances appear to be a threat to the Gulf Coast.

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Tropical Storm Odette forms off the Mid-Atlantic Coast https://www.wbrz.com/news/tropical-storm-odette-forms-off-the-mid-atlantic-coast/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/tropical-storm-odette-forms-off-the-mid-atlantic-coast/ Weather Fri, 17 Sep 2021 4:08:33 PM WBRZ Weather Tropical Storm Odette forms off the Mid-Atlantic Coast

Tropical Storm Odette has formed off the Mid-Atlantic coast of the U.S.

Max. winds are at 40 mph and is moving northeast at 15 mph.

Odette is forecast to strengthen into a 60mph storm by Sunday.

No direct impacts to land are expected.


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Friday AM Forecast: Flood Watch to expire tonight; Grab a raincoat this weekend https://www.wbrz.com/news/friday-am-forecast-flood-watch-to-expire-tonight-grab-a-raincoat-this-weekend/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/friday-am-forecast-flood-watch-to-expire-tonight-grab-a-raincoat-this-weekend/ Weather Fri, 17 Sep 2021 5:40:07 AM Meteorologist Marisa Nuzzo Friday AM Forecast: Flood Watch to expire tonight; Grab a raincoat this weekend

The National Weather Service has continued the FLASH FLOOD WATCH through this evening for all local parishes EXCEPT East Feliciana, Pointe Coupee and West Feliciana. Nicholas continues to slowly drift north and east in Louisiana with copious amounts of gulf moisture continuing to stream into the area. Additional rain amounts of 1 to 3 inches with locally higher amounts are possible over the next several days.

THE FORECAST

Today & Tonight: There is still a Flash Flood Watch out for the Baton Rouge area through this evening. Showers and storms will be scattered through the morning and afternoon hours today… again since the ground is already so saturated, it will not take much to cause isolated flooding problems. Continue to use caution on the roads especially when it is actively raining. All this rain will keep temperatures trending in the low to mid 80s with high humidity.

The Tangipahoa River at Robert is the only local river in flood stage. It is expected to crest at 18.5 feet tomorrow and will fall below flood stage in the middle of next week.

Up Next: We will be dodging showers and storms through the weekend. Saturday rain coverage will be more isolated. If you’re heading out to a football game, grab a raincoat just in case. Showers will be a bit more numerous on Sunday. Both weekend days will be muggy with temperatures maxing out in the mid-80s. Showers and storms will continue to be scattered through early next week. Since there will be so much available moisture skies will be mostly cloudy and showers will be able to pop up in the morning as well as the afternoon. Not all areas will see rain every day. Temperatures will continue to trend below normal in the mid-80s. Late next week some dry air will be moving south over the Midwest and it is forecast to reach the Gulf Coast by Thursday. This will offer a much needed dry out and come cooler temperatures. The WBRZ Weather team is tracking it closely. Click here to see the 7-day forecast.  

In the Tropics:

Showers and thunderstorms remain disorganized in association with a tropical wave and broad area of low pressure located about 1100 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. However, environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for development during the next few days, and a tropical depression could still form over the weekend.  This system is expected to move westward to west-northwestward at 15 to 20 mph across the tropical Atlantic during the next several days. There is a 70% chance of development over the next 5 days.

A broad area of low pressure is located about 100 miles southeast of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Although the circulation of this system has become a little better defined since yesterday, the associated showers and thunderstorms remain disorganized and located mainly well to the east of the center. Environmental conditions are becoming more conducive for development, and a tropical depression is likely to form during the next day or so while the system moves northward to north-northeastward off the southeast and mid-Atlantic U.S. coasts. Regardless of development, this system could bring high surf to portions of the southeast and mid-Atlantic U.S. coasts through this weekend. Additional information on this system, including gale warnings, can be found in High Seas Forecasts issued by the NOAA Ocean Prediction Center. There is a 70% chance of development over the next 5 days.

Disorganized cloudiness and thunderstorms over the far eastern tropical Atlantic are associated with a tropical wave located a few hundred miles southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands. Environmental conditions are forecast to be only marginally conducive, and development, if any, of this system should be slow to occur over the next few days while the system moves west-northwestward to northwestward over the far eastern Atlantic. There is a 20% chance of development over the next 5 days.

The WBRZ Weather Team is watching the tropics around the clock and will bring you updates as they come. Click here to visit the Hurricane Center.

Reminder: With the threat for impactful weather—localized flooding—please have access to alerts through Saturday. You can download or activate the WBRZ WX App on your Apple or Android device or turn on a NOAA Weather Radio for bulletins such as watches and urgent warnings. Of course, WBRZ, WBRZ+ and the Cable Weather Channel will have updates as active weather dictates. 


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Thursday PM Forecast: Scattered downpours continue, drier air may come next week https://www.wbrz.com/news/thursday-pm-forecast-scattered-downpours-continue-drier-air-may-come-next-week/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/thursday-pm-forecast-scattered-downpours-continue-drier-air-may-come-next-week/ Weather Thu, 16 Sep 2021 5:50:35 PM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus Thursday PM Forecast: Scattered downpours continue, drier air may come next week

The National Weather Service has continued the FLASH FLOOD WATCH through Friday for all local parishes and counties EXCEPT Amite, East Feliciana, Pointe Coupee and West Feliciana and Wilkinson. The remains of Nicholas continue to spin near Lafayette with copious amounts of gulf moisture continuing to stream into the area. Overall, additional rain amounts will be manageable in the range of 1 to 3 inches. However, since a widespread 5 to 10 inches of rain has fallen since Monday, the rainfall rates will be a bigger issue. Thanks to our highly saturated grounds, any intense rain in a short time will lead to run off and drainage problems.

Next 24 Hours: The overnight hours will be quieter than last but spotty showers will stay in the forecast. Low temperatures will stop in the low 70s. On Friday, some sun may sneak out early in the day. High temperatures will respond to any dry time by reaching the mid 80s. Especially with daytime warming, the remnants of Nicholas will trigger scattered to widespread showers and thunderstorms and any associated downpours could lead to isolated flooding issues.    

Up Next: Saturday through Monday, the weather pattern will resemble an active summertime setup. Leftover moisture from Nicholas and an upper level pool of unstable air will cause scattered showers and thunderstorms to develop each day as temperatures warm. Brief downpours will be possible. At this time, no washouts are expected, but many places could see some rain each day. The total rainfall forecast through next week should not exceed 3 inches in any one spot. However, if those amounts fall in a short time on a small area, some isolated flooding issues could occur. A cold front, possibly a substantial one, will push into the area and dry things out by Wednesday night. CLICK HERE for your full 7-Day Forecast.

The Tropics: Showers and thunderstorms associated with a tropical wave west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands have become less organized since yesterday. However, environmental still allow an 80 percent chance that a tropical depression forms over the weekend as this system moves west-northwestward across the tropical Atlantic.

Shower and thunderstorm activity associated with a broad area of low pressure located a couple of hundred miles southeast of North Carolina is beginning to show signs of organization. However, recent satellite wind data suggest that the system currently lacks a well-defined center. Conditions support additional development, and there is a 70 percent chance that a tropical depression forms during the next day or so while the system moves northeastward off the mid-Atlantic U.S. coasts.

Disorganized cloudiness and thunderstorms over the far eastern tropical Atlantic are associated with a tropical wave along the west coast of Africa.  Environmental conditions are forecast to be only marginally conducive, and development, if any, of this system should be slow to occur over the next few days while the system moves northwestward over the far eastern Atlantic.

For the latest tropical forecasts, advisories and information, visit the WBRZ Hurricane Center as we navigate all 183 Days of Hurricane Season.

The Explanation: Through Friday, the remnants of Nicholas fizzle over south Louisiana. In the upper levels of the atmosphere, a weak trough of low pressure will center just west of the local area to allow increased lift. At the same time, total moisture content in the atmosphere, precipitable water, will remain well above average for the time of year. Therefore, the potential for heavy showers will continue on Friday. While the activity may present more scattered in nature on radar, downpours on top of saturated soils could quickly lead to localized flooding issues. Over the weekend and into early next week, an upper level trough will remain close enough to the area to maintain instability while tropical moisture continues to linger. Daytime heating will become the primary force in triggering showers and thunderstorms.

By Wednesday, a cold front will approach from the north. It’s still early in the season for guaranteed cold fronts, but if this one comes through as displayed on forecast model guidance right now, it could mean the coolest and driest air since last spring.

--Josh

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Thursday AM Forecast: Isolated flooding risk continues https://www.wbrz.com/news/thursday-am-forecast-isolated-flooding-risk-continues/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/thursday-am-forecast-isolated-flooding-risk-continues/ Weather Thu, 16 Sep 2021 5:49:17 AM Meteorologist Marisa Nuzzo Thursday AM Forecast: Isolated flooding risk continues

The National Weather Service has continued the FLASH FLOOD WATCH through Friday evening for all local parishes and counties EXCEPT Amite, East Feliciana, Pike, Pointe Coupee and West Feliciana. Nicholas continues to slowly drift east near Lake Charles with copious amounts of gulf moisture continuing to stream into the area. Additional rain amounts of 2 to 4 inches with locally higher amounts are possible over the next several days.

THE FORECAST

Today & Tonight: Showers and storms will be scattered this afternoon, but since the ground is already so saturated, it will not take much to cause isolated flooding problems. Continue to use caution on the roads especially when it is actively raining. All this rain will keep temperatures trending in the low to mid 80s with high humidity.

There is some ongoing river rise with some local rivers expected to meet or exceed flood stage in the next few days. The smaller creek and stream levels continue to rise and fall but are staying well below the levels that were reached in May.

Up Next: Tropical moisture will be in the area for the next 7 days. Flash flooding will be a concern through Friday evening. Showers and storms will continue to be scattered through early next week. Since there will be so much available moisture skies will be mostly cloudy and showers will be able to pop up in the morning as well as the afternoon. Not all areas will see rain every day. Temperatures will continue to trend below normal in the mid-80s. Click here to see the 7-day forecast.  Late next week some dry air will be moving south over the Midwest and it may make it to the Gulf Coast. The WBRZ Weather team is tracking it closely.

In the Tropics:

Showers and thunderstorms have changed little in organization in association with an area of low pressure located more than 500 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. In addition, earlier satellite derived winds indicated the system also lacks a well-defined center. However, environmental conditions are still expected to remain conducive for development, and a tropical depression is likely to form during the next couple of days. This system is expected to move westward to west-northwestward across the tropical Atlantic during the next several days. There is a 90% chance of development in the next 5 days.

Shower activity remains poorly organized in association with a broad low pressure system located several hundred miles to the south-southeast of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Environmental conditions are expected to become more conducive for development, and a tropical depression is still likely to form during the next day or two while the system moves north-northwestward to northward off the southeast U.S. coast.  Regardless of development, this system could bring high surf to portions of the southeast and mid-Atlantic U.S. coasts later this week. Additional information on this system, including gale warnings, can be found in High Seas Forecasts issued by the NOAA Ocean Prediction Center. There is a 70% chance of development in the next 5 days.

A tropical wave located just inland over Africa is expected to emerge off the west coast of Africa in the next day or so. Thereafter, environmental conditions are forecast to be somewhat conducive for additional development while the system moves west-northwestward to northwestward over the far eastern Atlantic. There is a 20% chance of development in the next 5 days.

The WBRZ Weather Team is watching the tropics around the clock and will bring you updates as they come. Click here to visit the Hurricane Center.

Reminder: With the threat for impactful weather—localized flooding—please have access to alerts through Saturday. You can download or activate the WBRZ WX App on your Apple or Android device or turn on a NOAA Weather Radio for bulletins such as watches and urgent warnings. Of course, WBRZ, WBRZ+ and the Cable Weather Channel will have updates as active weather dictates. 


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Wednesday PM Forecast: scattered downpours continue chance for isolated flooding https://www.wbrz.com/news/wednesday-pm-forecast-scattered-downpours-continue-chance-for-isolated-flooding/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/wednesday-pm-forecast-scattered-downpours-continue-chance-for-isolated-flooding/ Weather Wed, 15 Sep 2021 5:05:33 PM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus Wednesday PM Forecast: scattered downpours continue chance for isolated flooding

The National Weather Service has continued the FLASH FLOOD WATCH through Friday for all local parishes and counties EXCEPT Amite, East Feliciana, Pike, Pointe Coupee and West Feliciana. Nicholas continues to slowly drift east near Lake Charles with copious amounts of gulf moisture continuing to stream into the area. Additional rain amounts of 2 to 5 inches with locally higher amounts are possible over the next several days.

This will be on top of to the widespread 4 to 8 inches of rain that has fallen since Monday. The highly saturated ground will quickly lead to run off with drainage problems in areas still recovering from Hurricane Ida. Most local rivers have accepted the runoff well since rainfall has been spaced out over three days. Still, a few are expected to reach flood stage.

Next 24 Hours: The overnight hours will be quieter than last but some rain stays in the forecast. Scattered showers will be possible through the night, however a constant rain is not expected. Low temperatures will stop in the low 70s. On Thursday, some sun may sneak out early in the day. High temperatures will respond to any dry time by reaching the low 80s. Especially with daytime warming, the remnants of Nicholas will trigger scattered to widespread showers and thunderstorms and any associated downpours could lead to isolated flooding issues.

   

Up Next: Friday through Monday, the weather pattern will almost disguise as an active summertime setup. Leftover moisture from Nicholas and the associated upper level pool of unstable air will cause scattered showers and thunderstorms to develop each day as temperatures warm. Brief downpours will be possible. At this time, no washouts are expected, but many places could see some rain each day. The rain forecast through the middle of next week is 2 to 5 inches. A front will try to push into the area to flush things out by the middle of next week. CLICK HERE for your full 7-Day Forecast.

The Tropics: Showers and thunderstorms have changed little with an area of low pressure located a few hundred miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. Environmental conditions are expected to remain favorable and there is a 90 percent chance that a tropical depression forms within the next couple of days while this system moves west-northwestward across the tropical Atlantic.

Satellite indicates that a low pressure system a few hundred miles northeast of the Bahamas is becoming better defined. However, associated showers and thunderstorms are still disorganized. Environmental conditions are expected to become more conducive for development, and there is a 70 percent chance that a tropical depression forms during the next day or two as the system moves north-northwestward off the southeast U.S. coast.

A tropical wave is expected to emerge off the west coast of Africa in a day or two. Thereafter, environmental conditions are forecast to support a 20 percent chance for development while the system moves generally west-northwestward over the far eastern Atlantic.

For the latest tropical forecasts, advisories and information, visit the WBRZ Hurricane Center as we navigate all 183 Days of Hurricane Season.

The Explanation: Through Friday, the remnants of Nicholas will hang up across south Louisiana. In the upper levels of the atmosphere, a weak trough of low pressure will center just west of the local area to allow increased lift. At the same time, total moisture content in the atmosphere, precipitable water, will remain well above average for the time of year. Especially when this lift maximizes Thursday night into Friday, the potential for heavy showers will continue. While the activity may present more scattered in nature on radar, downpours on top of saturated soils could quickly lead to flooding issues. Over the weekend and into early next week, an upper level trough will remain close enough to the area to maintain instability while tropical moisture continues to linger. As the remnants of Nicholas continue to dissipate, daytime warming may become the primary force in triggering showers and thunderstorms. By Wednesday, a cold front may finally approach from the north. It’s still early in the season for guaranteed cold fronts, but if this one can come through, it should provide enough dry air to finally quiet the wet pattern.

--Josh

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