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Warming Trend Continues

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July 27 

12:30pm

Overview

Today there is a LPS over parts of the Ohio River Valley and NE U.S. this system is affecting much of the East Coast as it pushes into the Atlantic. There is a likely chance for rain and a slight risk for severe weather associated with this system. Elsewhere, a ridge of high pressure is digging in, in the wake of this system

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Discussion
A ridge of high pressure is extended over the Gulf Coast states and this feature is helping keep rain chances down for now. There is a slowly approaching front Moving in the ArkLaTex area. This front will stall out and begin to break down before making it to Central Louisiana. The highest rain chances in our state are in South Central Louisiana (around the I-10 corridor). Throughout the rest of the day and early evening, we will see a fair chance for scattered rain. As this front moves through the area, it will be fizzling out. When it dissipates, skies will clear out and a warming trend will continue through the beginning of the work week.
 
For the rest of the day
Expect mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies with In & Out cloud cover and a chance for showers and thunderstorms through the afternoon and early evening. High temperatures will be in 90's with high humidity values making it feel over the 100 degree mark. Most of the viewing area will see partly cloudy skies and there will only be a few, scattered showers. As of 12:00pm, there was no rain in our area. Winds will remain light to moderate and out of the south throughout the day. Overnight, expect some clearing with tapering rain chances and a muggy feel. Winds will become light and variable.

For the rest of the 7day planner
During the next couple of days we will see rain chances decrease. Meanwhile, temperatures will go through a warming trend. By the beginning of the work week, expect  High temperatures in the upper 90's with Heat Indices ranging from 105-110 and clearing skies. 
 
TODAY...Some early fog, otherwise partly to mostly cloudy skies and hot with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the 90's. The peak heat index may reach 108. SW wind 3-12 mph, except stronger and variable near storms.

FRIDAY NIGHT...Fair to partly cloudy skies and muggy. Lows 72-77. SW wind 2-8mph.


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