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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A rare July cold front and less humid air in Louisiana

Less Humid Weather:  The rare July cold front has moved through Southeast Louisiana, and it is now stalled along our coastline.  Some drier and less humid air has moved in over us behind the front all thanks to a deep trough of low pressure.  This has brought some unseasonably cool temperatures from the Great Lakes all the way to the Gulf Coast. We could even see some record lows across the Northshore and South Mississippi tonight!  Make sure you get out and enjoy this weather because it will not last long. 

Tonight & Thursday:  We will be a little cooler and more comfortable  tonight with lows in the mid 60s north of the lake and around 70 south of the lake.  How nice is that for the middle of July?!?


Some pleasant weather is on tap for Thursday as the dry air remains over us.  We will be partly cloudy with highs around 90. 

Unfortunately, the muggy weather returns on Thursday night as the cold front retreats back to the north as a warm front.  We will be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 70s.

A Stormy Weekend:  A disturbance will move in from the west on Friday and it will bring us scattered showers and thunderstorms through the weekend.  Some of the storms could be strong on Friday.  Highs will only be in the upper 80s all weekend thanks to the clouds and rain.


Enjoy the nice break from the humidity tonight and tomorrow.  Have a nice night! -Dave

Monday, July 14, 2014

A rare July cold front in Louisiana?!

Rest of Today:  We will continue to see scattered showers and thunderstorms through the evening hours.  Any of the storms could be strong with heavy rain and gusty winds.  Temperatures will be in the lower to mid 80s. 

The sky will become partly cloudy overnight, but we could still see a few showers, especially along the coast.  Lows will be in the mid 70s.


July Cold Front:  Tuesday is shaping up to be a pretty soggy and stormy day as a rare July cold front moves into the Deep South.  There is a trough ahead of the front, and that will help to set off scattered to numerous showers and storms across the New Orleans area.  Some of these storms could be strong at times with gusty winds and heavy rain.  Highs will be in the upper 80s. 

More rain and storms are expected Tuesday Night into Wednesday Morning as the cold front stalls along the I-10 corridor.  Lows will be a little cooler north of the lake as they fall to the upper 60s, but we will stay in the mid 70s south. 

Wednesday will have some morning rain, but we will see the sunshine by the afternoon.  Highs will be around 90.

Some less humid air briefly arrives on Thursday with partly cloudy skies and a slight chance for a coastal shower.  Highs will be in the lower 90s and lows in the 60s north/70s south. 

Friday & The Weekend:  The tail end of the front will retreat back to the north on Friday, and that will bring back the humidity.  It will also send more rain and storms over us Friday through Sunday.



Keep it tuned to WWL-TV on Tuesday as some of the storms could be strong to possibly severe.  Also, follow my Facebook & Twitter Feeds for updates anytime! -Dave


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Strong storms expected tonight across Southeast Louisiana

Climate Info:  It was the hottest day of 2014 in New Orleans today as we soared up to 95 degrees!  It looks like some relief from the heat is heading our way tonight and on Thursday.

Strong Storms Tonight:  A line of thunderstorms is expected to move into SELA from Mississippi.  They associated with an outflow boundary and a cold front. Any storms that we do see could be strong to possibly severe with gusty winds of 50+ mph, small hail, heavy rain a lot of lightning.  The storms will come to an end by Midnight as they push into the Gulf.  Overnight, it will be partly cloudy and muggy with lows in the upper 70s. 



Thursday Cold Front:  We will continue to see some rain and storms on Thursday as the cold front moves through SELA from the north.  Some of the storms could produce heavy rain at times.  We will still be hot with highs in the lower 90s. 

4th of July Weekend:  Rain chances will be near 20% on the Fourth of July and through the weekend. Any rain should die down by the evening, so it shouldn't interfere with the fireworks both nights.  It will be hot and humid with highs in the lower 90s each day. 


 Be sure to keep it tuned to WWL-TV, and my Facebook & Twitter feeds for weather updates tonight! -Dave

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Oppressive heat continues across Southeast Louisiana, Arthur getting stronger

Short Term Forecast:  We will have another very warm and muggy night across Southeast Louisisna with partly cloudy skies.  There is a small chance (10%) for a coastal shower overnight.  Lows will be in the upper 70s.   


Oppressive Heat:  More heat and high humidity is on tap for Wednesday.  We will have a little more moisture to work with in the atmosphere, so there is a small chance for some stray showers/storms in the afternoon/evening.  Highs will be around 93, but it will feel like 95-105! 

There is a better chance for rain on Thursday as a cold front moves into Louisiana from the north.  This front will not cool us down, but it will help to set off scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Some heavy rain will be possible.  Highs will be in the lower 90s.

4th of July Weekend:  The front will stall and dissipate along the Louisiana Coast on Friday through the weekend.  Some drier air will filter in behind the front, and that will limit the amount of rain we will see for the 4th of July weekend.  It will be hot with highs in the 90s and lows in the 70s. 



Tropical Update: Tropical Storm Arthur remains off the East Coast of Florida.  Winds have increased to 50 mph and it is forecast to get stronger over the next few days. 


The forecast track has Arthur turning west then north then northeast over the next few days along the coast of Florida.  This would take it right along the East Coast of the U.S.  It is also forecast to become a weak hurricane on Thursday off the Carolinas and track over the North Carolina Outer Banks on the 4th of July.  Then Arthur will track up the East Coast toward Nova Scotia.  It is expected to bring high surf and squalls.
 

This system will not impact Louisiana, and it is not a threat to the Gulf of Mexico.

For tropical information including Gulf winds, temperatures and radar as well as storm trackers and spaghetti plots, click here.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Very muggy tonight with more heat and a few storms Wednesday

Tonight:  We'll have a warm and muggy night across the Crescent City with mostly clear skies and some patchy fog.  Lows will be in the mid 70s. 


Rest of the Week:  The Summer-like heat and humid will continue on Wednesday and last through Friday as a weak area of high pressure sits over Louisiana.  Each day will have partly cloudy skies with a 20% chance for a spotty afternoon/evening shower or storm.  Highs will be in the lower 90s and lows in the mid 70s.

Weekend Outlook:  There is a slightly better chance for rain over the weekend thanks to the area of high pressure weakening over us.  We will still be partly cloudy, but there will be a 30% chance of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm with highs around 90. 


Be sure to follow my Facebook and Twitter feeds for weather updates all day long.  Have a great night and try to keep cool! -Dave