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Periods of rain and storms Sunday

4 months 2 days 4 hours ago Sunday, May 17 2020 May 17, 2020 May 17, 2020 9:41 AM May 17, 2020 in Weather

Tonight and Tomorrow:

Periods of showers and thunderstorms will continue through tonight. A few could be heavy at times and produce gusty winds along with frequent lightning. Lows will be in the mid 60s. By early Monday, we’ll begin to dry out once a cold front passes through south Louisiana.

 

The Explanation:

A low pressure system passing to the north is driving in plenty of moisture and warm air into the area. A few storms tonight could be heavy at times so be aware of localized flooding. We’ve had plenty of rain lately, so it will not take a lot of rain to cause issues in those usual trouble spots. A cold front will track across south Louisiana overnight into Monday, bringing in drier conditions by the afternoon. The comfortable weather will not last long as the humidity will quickly return Tuesday. Next week’s forecast is a bit tricky in terms of rain coverage. An area of high pressure is expected to develop over the south, but depending on the strength of the ridge, will determine if we see any afternoon storms Tuesday through Friday.

Tropics Update:

Arthur is expected to maintain tropical storm strength as it passes the Outer Banks of North Carolina late Monday. This storm will not impact the Gulf Coast. Even though the season officially begins on June 1, preseason development has not been unusual of late. Storms have been named ahead of June in each of the last five seasons. Since 1851, there have been 61 storms to develop between January 1 and May 31.

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-- Meteorologist Jake Dalton

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