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Hot With A Better Chance For Storms Today

Short Term Forecast:  We begin this Monday Morning with some clouds over the Baton Rouge area.  It is also very warm and muggy temperatures in the 70s.

We will have a better chance of seeing some showers and thunderstorms today!  The area of high pressure that was sitting over us all weekend has moved to the west, or over Texas.  This will allow for some extra moisture to stream up from the Gulf over us, and that is needed for more storms.  Therefore, we will be partly cloudy with isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Some storms could produce very heavy rain and have gusty winds.  High temperatures will be in the mid 90s.  The heat index will be 100° to 105°!  Be sure to stay hydrated and take frequent breaks if you are going to be outside for an extended period of time!

The rain will end by 10 PM and then we will be left with partly cloudy skies.  Low temperatures will be in the mid 70s.

Week Ahead:  The area of high pressure will stay west of Louisiana on Tuesday, so we will still have that better chance of rain.  You can expect partly cloudy skies with isolated showers and thunderstorms.  Highs will be in the mid 90s and lows in the mid 70s.

The ridge of high pressure will move back to the east on Wednesday and Thursday.  This will limit the amount of storms that will pop-up.  Each day will be partly cloudy with spotty showers and storms in the afternoon/evening hours.  Highs will stay in the mid 90s and lows in the mid 70s.

A tropical wave will move across the Northern Gulf of Mexico on Friday through the weekend.  This will help to increase the chance for rain.  Friday will have partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Highs will be in the mid 90s and lows in the mid 70s on Friday Night with a few showers possible.

Weekend Outlook:  As the tropical wave continues to move across the Northern Gulf Coast, we will have scattered showers and storms on Saturday and Sunday.  It will not be a washout, but it will be some welcome rain to break the heat.  Highs will be in the lower 90s and lows in the mid 70s each day and night.

Tropical Outlook:  Everything is quiet again in the tropics, and it will stay that way through Tuesday.

Take your umbrella with you, keep cool and have a great Monday! -Dave


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