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More Scattered Storms Expected On This Monday

Short Term Forecast:  We have a partly to mostly cloudy start to this Monday with a few coastal showers.  It is warm and muggy with temperatures in the 70s.


You can expect another round of scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon.  Once again, not all of you will get the rain.  This is coming from what is left of the tropical wave that moved across the Gulf this weekend and an upper-level low that stayed north of Louisiana.  It will be a very warm and humid day with highs in the upper 80s.

Some showers will continue into the evening and then will end overnight with some lingering clouds.  Lows will be in the lower 70s.

Week Ahead:  Both the wave and low will move away from Louisiana on Tuesday.  This will allow us to return to a more typical Summer day with partly cloudy skies and isolated to scattered afternoon showers and storms popping up on Tuesday through Thursday.  It will be hotter with highs in the lower 90s and lows in the mid 70s each day.

On Friday, an easterly wave (tropical wave) will be in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico and it will stall there.  At the same time, a disturbance will dive down from the north and it is forecast to send a back-door cold front, or a cold front that comes in from the east, toward Louisiana.  This will all lead to a day with scattered showers and storms popping up.  We will still be hot with highs in the lower 90s and lows in the lower 70s on Friday Night with a few showers.

Weekend Outlook:  The back-door cold front will likely stall before it gets to Louisiana, but it could still send some slightly drier air our way.  This will lead to a pretty nice weekend!  We will be partly cloudy with only a few showers possible on Saturday and Sunday.  It is going to be hot with highs in the lower 90s.  Each night will be not quiet as muggy, as long as the front moves into Baton Rouge, with lows in the lower 70s.

Tropical Outlook:  Tropical Storm Chantal formed overnight from the tropical wave out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.  It is moving very fast to the west at 26 mph with 40 mph winds and the pressure this morning was at 1007 mb.  Chantal is forecast to move over the Lesser Antilles and then turn toward the Island of Hispaniola and then toward the Bahamas.  It is not a threat to the Gulf of Mexico at this time, but I will watch it closely.  Then the storm is forecast to weaken off the coast of Florida by the weekend.  Please read my weather blog post about Chantal for more details!


Elsewhere...the rest of the tropics are quiet and tropical cyclone formation is not expected through Tuesday.

Keep that umbrella with you and have a nice Monday! -Dave

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