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Today Will Be Cool, But Much Warmer Weather Arrives On Wednesday

Short Term Forecast:  We have a mostly clear start to this Tuesday across Southeast Louisiana with a few high clouds overhead.  It is much cooler with temperatures in the upper 40s.


More high clouds will stream over us today as a mid-level disturbance moves from Texas across Louisiana.  This will give us partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies at times.  An area of high pressure is also sitting over the Southeast U.S.  This is drawing in northeast winds and that will help to keep it much cooler this afternoon with high temperatures in the upper 60s.

The clouds will exit the area tonight and it will become mostly clear.  We will turn MUCH COLDER with low temperatures falling to the lower 40s.  Brrr!  Bundle up tomorrow morning!

Week Ahead:  The area of high pressure will move east of Louisiana on Wednesday.  This will shift the winds from the northeast to the south and we will start to warm up as Gulf Moisture streams inland.  This will give us partly cloudy skies and more humid conditions.  Highs will be in the mid 70s and lows will be much warmer as they only fall to near 60.


A few disturbances will move in from the west on Thursday and Friday along with a warm front moving up from the Gulf of Mexico.  The warm front will will tap into the Gulf Moisture and set off scattered showers each day.  At the same time, a cold front will also be headed toward Louisiana.  This will aid in developing even more rain for Friday and Friday Night.  Highs will be in the mid to upper 70s.  Lows in the mid 60s Thursday Night, but will be in the mid 50s on Friday Night.

Weekend Outlook:  The cold front will move through Baton Rouge by Saturday Afternoon.  This will put an end to the rain and we will become partly cloudy late.  It will turn MUCH COOLER with highs around 60.  Saturday Night will be mostly clear and CHILLY with lows will be near 40.

An area of high pressure will build over the Deep South on Sunday.  This will give us northerly winds and sunny skies.  We will have a very cool day with high temperatures only in the upper 50s.  Sunday Night will be clear and VERY COLD!  Lows will be in the lower to mid 30s!

Tropical Outlook:  Subtropical Storm Melissa formed yesterday in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, or about 605 miles east of Bermuda.  Winds are sustained at 65 mph and it could get a little stronger in the next 24-36 hour.  Then it is forecast to weaken and lose its tropical characteristics.  Pressure is 982 mb.  It is forecast to stay out at sea, but become a true tropical system later today/tonight.  Right now, it doesn't have a totally warm core to it, and it is more like an area of low pressure associated with a cold front.  As it transitions to a warm-cored system it will become tropical in nature.


Elsewhere...the rest of the tropics are quiet.

You may want a light jacket today.  Have a good one! -Dave

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