Friday, August 23, 2013

Potentially Wet Next Few Days

A passing tropical wave will provide an increase in rain coverage over the next few days.  The threat for tropical development remains low.  The National Hurricane Center currently lists a 10% chance for development.  The wave will continue to move to the west bringing sct'd to numerous showers and t-storms into Southeast Louisiana. 

Today should be a touch wetter than yesterday, but we will remain somewhat on the drier side of the system.  As the wave moves west of South Louisiana, we will move under the wetter side of the system bringing higher rain coverage to the Saturday and potentially Sunday forecast.  Neither day should be a complete wash out, but if you have outdoor plans it would do you well to have an indoor option.  Thanks to the clouds and rain, high temperatures should remain in the upper 80°s to low 90°s.

High pressure will slowly begin to work into the area behind the passed wave.  Monday will continue the trend of sct'd showers and t-storms.  Most of the activity Monday will stay confined to the afternoon hours.  We finally begin to dry out as we move into the middle of the week.  High pressure will limit rain coverage, but it won't create a completely dry forecast.

Rain coverage Tuesday will be 30% with just a 20% coverage Wednesday and Thursday.  The lower rain chances and increased sunshine will help allow daytime highs to climb into the mid 90°s beginning Wednesday.  Morning lows will stay in the low to mid 70°s.

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