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Rain Chances On The Rise

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July 20

1:00pm

Overview

Today there is a LPS (Low Pressure System) moving from the ORV (Ohio River Valley), east toward the Atlantic Coastline. There is a cold front stretched through the South East U.S. and into the Southern Plains. There will be a likely chance for rain coupled with a slight risk for severe weather associated with this System. Elsewhere a weak LPS is north of the Great Lakes Region and bringing a chance for rain to affected areas. There is a moderate Ridge of High Pressure over parts of the gulf Coast.

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Discussion
There is a Ridge of High Pressure that is anchored over the Central Plains that stretches into Louisiana. With High Pressure comes; clear skies, light & variable winds and low rain chances. This typical summertime pattern will start breaking down this afternoon. Winds will pick up and remain out of the South. This will continue to pump a lot of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico into the SE U.S.  Expect to see increasing clouds coupled with rising rain chances and a slight risk for severe weather in advance of a cold front. This front will move toward Louisiana, slowly and stall out over the state and bring elevated rain chances to Central Louisiana throughout the weekend.


For the rest of the day
Expect mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies during the midday hours. Followed by, increasing cloud cover and a rising chances for showers and thunderstorms through the afternoon and evening hours. High temperatures will be in the mid to upper 90's with high humidity values making the Heat Index rage from 105-110. Most of the viewing area will see partly cloudy skies with In & Out clouds. Winds will become light to moderate and out of the South & West.
Overnight expect muggy conditions, coupled with a slight chance for continued rain, partly to mostly cloudy skies and temperatures in the 70's.

For the rest of the 7day planner
During the next couple of days we will see rain chances stay elevated. Through the weekend a cold front will remain stalled out over Central Louisiana. This will keep rain chances at or above 50% with high humidity values. Temperatures will feel 10 degrees hotter than they already are with a slight risk for severe weather for parts of the State. Peak Heat Indices will reach the 105-110 degree range.
The beginning of the work week will bring with it, Falling rain chances, Decreasing cloud cover and Temperatures returning to the mid 90's with Heat Index values near the 105 degree mark. A summertime pattern will set back in and High Pressure will resume control of the Forecast.
 
TODAY...Partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered (50%) showers and thunderstorms. Continued hot and humid conditions with highs between 91-98. The peak heat index may reach 108. Variable wind, strong near storms.

FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies and muggy with a chance (30%) for off/on showers and thunderstorms. Lows 73-77. Variable …


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