Skip to main content

Get ready for plenty of storms today and this weekend

Today's Forecast: A weak area of low pressure remains over the Western Gulf of Mexico. It is slowly moving to the NW toward Texas.  Combine that low with an area of high pressure over the Eastern U.S., and we will continue to have plenty of Gulf Moisture streaming over SE Louisiana today through the weekend.  
This will cause scattered showers and thunderstorms to develop today.  Some of the rain will be heavy at times, and it could cause some street flooding.  Due to the rain and cloud cover, we will not be as hot with highs only around 90 today.  Tonight will be partly cloudy and muggy with a few showers. Lows will be in the 70s north and 80 south.
Weekend Forecast: As mentioned above, we will continue to see scattered storms all weekend, but it will not be a total washout.  However, if you are headed to any of the college football games, plan on rain for tailgating, but most of it will end by kickoff.  Highs each day will be only around 90, and lows will be in the 70s north and 80 south of the lake.
Football Forecast:  If you are headed to the Mississippi State vs. LSU game on Saturday, plan for scattered storms while tailgating. Temperatures will be in the 80s.  There will still be a chance for rain/storms at the 6 PM kickoff, so you may want to bring your poncho or rain coat with you.  
You can expect much of the same for the Navy vs. Tulane game as well. Plenty of rain/storms for tailgating and then it will taper off by kickoff. Bring your rain gear.  Temperatures will also be in the 80s. 
For an detailed update on the tropics, click here.
For the latest marine forecast, click here.
Have a great weekend and try to stay dry! -Dave

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The Unseasonably Cool Weather Continues

Short Term Forecast:  It is a very cold morning across the Capital City with clear skies and temperatures in the 30s.  A light freeze is expected!  I hope that you brought in your plants last night.  Take that jacket with you this morning.

An area of high pressure remains over the Southeast U.S. today.  This will keep us sunny and with the northwest winds over us, we will stay cool.  High temperatures will be in the upper 50s.

Another freeze is expected tonight for the Baton Rouge area.  We will be clear with calm winds and very good radiational cooling.  Low temperatures will fall into the upper 20s to lower 30s.  The NWS has issued a Freeze Warning for areas along and north of the I-10/12 corridor from 2 AM to 8 AM Wednesday Morning.  The freeze could last 2 to 6+ hours and that would be long enough to kill any vegetation.  Make sure you bring in your plants or at least cover them tonight!  Bundle up!

Week Ahead:  The area of high pressure will stay put through Wednesday. …

Major Snowstorm Headed To Northeast US Tomorrow

For all of my friends and family that live in the Northeast US...here is my latest analysis of the winter storm heading your way on Friday into Saturday:

The same area of low pressure that brought the heavy rain and thunderstorms to Louisiana last night and this morning will be moving up the East Coast on Friday.  It will get much stronger and become a  Nor' Easter that will impact all the major cities from Philly to NYC to Boston as well as inland areas.

Delmarva to NJ Coastal Areas:  Winter Storm Warning in effect from Friday AM until Saturday AM!  It looks like it will start out as a brief period of snow along the coast in the morning then change into a windy rain during the day.  Then go to a heavy snow late Friday into Saturday Morning.  Snow accumulations of 4-8" are possible.  Some minor ice accumulations are possible too. Winds will be sustained around 30+ mph and coastal erosion will be possible too.

NE PA: Winter Storm Warning from 10 am Friday until 7 am Saturday! …

Deadliest and Strongest Tornadoes In Louisiana History

If you are wondering what is the deadliest tornado ever to hit in the Baton Rouge area...it was back on April 24, 1908 in Amite, LA to Purvis, MS.  (Grazulis, Thomas P. (1993). Significant Tornadoes 1680-1991: A Chronology and Analysis of Events. Environmental Films)  143 people lost their lives.  This was part of the 1908 Dixie Tornado Outbreak.  The storm started around 11:45 AM near Weiss, LA in Livingston Parish and tracked toward St. Helena Parish.  2 people were killed in Denham Springs and 2 in Montpelier.   Then it tracked toward Amite, LA where a path of damage was around 2 miles wide.  29 people were killed there.  It then traveled on the ground to Purvis, MS where the greatest damage was and most of the lives were lost.  The damage path was around 155 miles long.  


The F-Scale and  EF-Scale didn't exist then, so it was not given a rating at the time.  However, using recent technology and assessments, the storm would have been given an F-4 or EF-4 rating.  
This tornado wa…