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Soggy Weather Expected This Weekend

Short Term Forecast:  We start this Friday Morning with partly to mostly cloudy skies and a few showers are popping up already.  The bulk of the rain is along the coast, but it is moving inland.  Other showers have been developing overnight across the Felicianas to South Mississippi.  Temperatures are in the lower to mid 70s.

We will have a much greater chance of rain/storms this afternoon.  This is due to the trough of low pressure, that stretches from the Gulf north into the Eastern U.S., moving to the west into Louisiana.  We will have a mix of sun and clouds with scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Some heavy rain will be possible.  High temperatures will be in the upper 80s.

It is going to be mostly cloud with isolated showers tonight.  Low temperatures will be in the lower 70s.

Weekend Forecast:  The Gulf Trough will sit right over Louisiana on Saturday and Sunday and an area of high pressure will sit along the East Coast.  At the same time, the forecast models are hinting that a non-tropical low could form over the Western Gulf of Mexico and move toward the Louisiana Coast on Sunday.  This all will lead to some very soggy weather all weekend.  Saturday and Sunday will both be mostly cloudy with scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms.  Some of the rain could be heavy at times, and we could pick up 1 to 3 inches of rain!  We will have to watch out for some flash flooding.  Highs will be in the upper 80s and lows in the lower to mid 70s each day and night.

Next Week Outlook:  It looks like we will return to a more typical summer weather pattern next week.  It will be hot and very humid with daily scattered afternoon/evening showers and thunderstorms.  We will have a little more coverage of rain/storms each day, and some could be strong with heavy rain at times.  Highs will be in the lower 90s each day, and lows will be in the mid 70s each night.

Tropical Outlook:  I am still tracking the trough of low pressure that is in the Gulf of Mexico.  It is slowly moving to the west and spreading heavy rains all along the Gulf Coast States.  The forecast models are still hinting at an area of low pressure forming over the Western Gulf over the weekend.  At this time, it does not look like it will be a tropical low.  However, it will only help to bring more heavy rain from Texas to Louisiana this weekend as it moves inland.

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

Get ready for the rain and have a good weekend! -Dave

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