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What is going on with Invest 96L in the Atlantic?

Many of you have been asking about this tropical wave in the Atlantic.  You've also seen some images of the forecast models on Facebook and Twitter showing it heading into the Gulf of Mexico and possibly toward Louisiana.  Let me tell you that you should NOT always believe what you see.

For example, one of the forecast models, the GFS, showed this system headed toward Texas on Tuesday early morning, Louisiana on Tuesday Afternoon, Texas on Tuesday Evening, AL/FL coast this morning and SE Florida as of this writing.  You can see how quickly this has changed, and it will constantly do this until an actual system has formed.  Therefore, take these forecast model plots or spaghetti plots with a grain of salt for now.  If and when a system has formed, I will have a better idea of where it could go based off of the data

Now with all of that in mind, I am watching a tropical wave out in the Atlantic Ocean that has been named Invest 96L.  It is trying to become better organized, but it…

Less humid weather today, but muggy weather returns this weekend

Tonight & Friday:  Mostly clear skies will greet us tonight inland with a 10% chance for some coastal showers.  It will very comfortable north of the lake with lows in the upper 60s, but it will be warmer south of the lake with lows in the mid 70s. 

The front will start to fall apart on Friday, and that will allow for southerly winds to return.  This will start to make it more humid with partly cloudy skies.  A spotty shower is possible along the Coastal Parishes.  Highs will be in the lower 90s. 

Weekend Outlook:  The weekend will become more humid and we will see the chance for rain going back up.  Saturday will have a 20% chance and Sunday will have a 40% chance as a weak disturbance moves across the Southeast U.S.  Highs will stay in the 90s and lows will be in the 70s. 

Tropical Outlook:  All areas of the tropics are quiet, and I'm not expecting anything to form over the next few days.  Be sure to check WWL-TV's Hurricane Central page for additional weather …

Hot and humid with a few storms this weekend

Today & Tonight:  The oppressive heat and humidity continue today with partly cloudy skies and a few spotty showers/storms this afternoon.  Any storm will likely be a slow-mover and heavy rain will fall.  There could be some ponding of water on area roadways.  The storms will also produce a lot of lightning.  Remember if you hear thunder, go indoors!  Highs will be in the lower 90s, but it will feel like 100-105 at times. 

Very warm and muggy weather will greet us tonight with a few clouds and a 10% chance for a coastal shower.  Lows will fall to the mid to upper 70s. 

Weekend Forecast:  The weekend will continue to be hot and humid with a few showers (20%) on Saturday.  However, there will be a better chance (40%) for rain and storms on Sunday.  Again, any storm will produce heavy rain, frequent lightning strikes and be a slow-mover.  Highs will be in the lower 90s and lows in the mid to upper 70s each day.  Try to keep cool!

Tropical Outlook:  The tropics are quiet this we…