...Heat Advisory From 11 AM until 7 PM Today...
Short Term Forecast: We have a very warm and muggy start to this Tuesday with temperatures in the mid to upper 70s under partly cloudy skies.
Get ready for a scorcher this afternoon!! An area of high pressure remains over Texas and New Mexico. We are just on the eastern edge of it and that will help to keep us mainly dry. We will be partly cloudy with only spotty showers and storms popping up in the afternoon hours. It will be very hot and humid with highs in the mid 90s. The heat index will be around 105° to 108°! The NWS has issued a Heat Advisory due to the oppressive heat! Be sure to stay hydrated and take frequent breaks if you will be outside for an extended period of time today!!
There could be a few storms this evening, but they will dissipate by 10 PM and we will be left with a few clouds. It will be very warm and muggy with lows in the mid 70s.
Week Ahead: More heat with little in the way of rain on Wednesday as the area of high pressure remains over Baton Rouge. It will be partly cloudy with only spotty storms. Highs will stay in the mid 90s and lows in the mid 70s. Another Heat Advisory could be issued by the NWS.
The ridge of high pressure starts to break down a little on Thursday, and that will allow us to have a slightly better chance of seeing some rain. We will be partly cloudy with isolated showers and storms. Highs will stay in the mid 90s and lows in the mid 70s on Thursday Night.
A tropical wave, or easterly wave, will move across the Northern Gulf of Mexico on Friday through the weekend. This will help to increase the amount of moisture in the atmosphere and that will give us a better chance for rain. We will be partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the mid 90s and lows in the mid 70s.
Weekend Outlook: The tropical wave will slowly move across the Gulf Coast States and Gulf Waters this weekend. This will make Saturday and Sunday partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms popping up throughout the afternoon/evening hours. The rain will drop the temperatures a little with highs in the lower 90s each day. It will stay very warm and stuffy at night with partly cloudy skies and lows in the mid 70s.
Tropical Outlook: Everything still looks quiet in the tropics, and it is expected to stay that way through Wednesday.
Be sure to stay hydrated and keep cool! Have a good day! -Dave