Heat Advisory Today – Heat Index 105-110°

HEAT ADVISORY TODAY for all of Southeast Louisiana from 9 AM to 7 PM. The heat index will be 105-110°

HeatAdvisoryAreas of high pressure at the surface and aloft will allow us to have fewer storms today with a lot more sunshine. It will be partly cloudy with only isolated showers and storms. Any storms that do develop will likely happen later in the afternoon, and they could be quite strong with heavy rain, a lot of lightning and gusty winds. High temperatures will be in the mid 90s and it will feel like 105-110. This is why the NWS has issued a Heat Advisory for all of Southeast Louisiana. Make sure you stay hydrated and find ways to stay cool if you have to be outside for an extended period of time. Tonight will be mostly clear and muggy with lows in the 70s. Continue reading

More Storms Today, But Drier Weather Returns Thursday

meteorgramtoday4We will have one more active weather day before some changes come to our weather.  We will have more of the same weather pattern we’ve seen over the last few days.  Expect more scattered showers and storms with some heavy rain. Some street flooding is possible, so stay weather aware. High temperatures will climb into the lower 90s and the heat index will be 100-105.  Tonight will be partly cloudy and muggy with lows in the 70s.   Continue reading

A Hot August Day With Even More Scattered Storms

It will be another hot and humid day with more scattered showers and thunderstorms.  The storms will initially form from the heating of the day along with the sea/lake breezes.  Then they will continue to develop from outflow boundaries coming off the storms.  Some of the rain will be heavy at times, so we still need to watch out for possible street flooding.  High temperatures will be in the lower 90s and it will feel like 100-105+.  Tonight will be partly cloudy and muggy with a slight chance for a few showers.  Lows will be in the 70s.   Continue reading

Hot With More Scattered Storms Today

We are in a typical August weather pattern. That means it will be hot with those peskymeteorgramafternoon2 afternoon/evening storms. There are not any organized weather systems moving across Louisiana, but there is a trough of low pressure over the Great Lakes to the Northeast U.S.  This will help with the development of storms across the Gulf South the next few days.  Today, you can expect scattered showers and storms developing around Noon and lasting into the evening hours.  Some of the storms could be strong with heavy rain and plenty of lightning.  We will need to watch for street flooding around the region too.  High temperatures will climb into the lower 90s, and it will feel like 100-105.  Tonight will be partly cloudy and muggy with a slight chance for a few showers.  Lows will be in the 70s.  Continue reading

Threat For Heavy Rain and Street Flooding Continues Today Through This Weekend

Keep that rain gear with you today as more soggy weather is expected.  An upper-level meteorgramtoday3area of high pressure is located over Western Texas and weak disturbances are riding around it into Louisiana. There is also a trough of low pressure aloft over the Eastern U.S. When you combine those features with heating of the day, the sea breeze and outflow boundaries we get more scattered showers and storms today. Some of the rain will be heavy at times, and street flooding will be possible again. If the storms take longer to develop today, that may not be a good thing.  The storms may become more intense with plenty of heavy rain and frequent lightning strikes.

Since the pumps are at a diminished capacity, we will have to closely monitor the heavy rain threat today.  Stay weather aware and be proactive with moving your car in case we get street flooding.  High temperatures will be in the lower 90s.   Continue reading

More August Heat With Scattered Storms and Heavy Rain

We will continue to battle more showers and storms today.  A few are possible this meteorgramtoday2morning, but the bulk of them will be later this afternoon and evening – just like Tuesday.  Some of the storms could be strong with heavy rain, gusty winds and frequent lightning for the commute home.  The heavy rain could lead to more street flooding issues, so stay weather aware today.  High temperatures will climb into the lower 90s before the storms develop. It will feel like the lower 100s. Tonight will be partly cloudy and muggy with a slight chance for a few showers.  Lows will be in the mid to upper 70s.   Continue reading

Very Humid With More Scattered Storms and Heavy Rain Today

We will start the new work week with more of the same weather.  There is a trough of meteorgramafternoon1low pressure over the Eastern U.S. and that is drawing up plenty of Gulf Moisture over us.  A stationary front is located along the I-20 corridor today and we have an low in the upper levels over Eastern Texas.  All of these factors will lead to more scattered showers and storms over our region today.  Some of the storms could wait until the evening commute to develop, so that will make for a rough drive home. The rain could be heavy at times, so watch out for more street flooding issues.  High temperatures will be around 90.  Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a few showers lingering overnight. Lows will be in the mid 70s.  Continue reading

Heavy Rain Returns Today and Will Stick Around For A Few Days

surfacemapA stationary front will stall over the Louisiana Coast today.  Aloft, there is a trough of low pressure over the Eastern U.S., and little disturbances (upper-level lows) will move along the front.  All of these features will help set off scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms with heavy rain over us today.

Rain totals today could be around 1-3+ inches with the higher amounts along the coast. d13_fill (1) Watch out for some street flooding and other minor flooding issues in low-lying areas.  Fortunately, it has been dry here lately, so we are able to take in some of this heavy rain. High temperatures will be held down today thanks to the rain and they will only climb into the mid 80s.  More showers and storms are likely tonight with lows in the 70s.   Continue reading

Humidity Goes Back Up Today With Heavy Rain Likely On Thursday

I hope you enjoyed the somewhat less humid air because the muggy weather will start tometeorgramtoday return today.  The old cold front will be moving back north from the Central Gulf of Mexico to the Louisiana Coast.  This will help set off spotty afternoon and evening showers and storms.  We will be hot with highs in the lower 90s.  Tonight will be mostly cloudy and muggy with more spotty showers and storms.  Lows will be in the lower to mid 70s.   Continue reading