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Rain Chances On The Rise

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August 3

11:45am


Overview
Today there is a Low Pressure System over the Northern Plains. A cold front is stretched South along the Mississippi River Valley and into the Southern Plains. This system is moving to the east and has a likely chance for rain coupled with a slight risk for severe weather, associated with it. A secondary system is developing over the Southern plains, along this front.
Elsewhere a ridge of High Pressure is over parts of the Gulf Coast States.

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Discussion
A ridge of high pressure is extended over Central Louisiana and this feature is helping keep rain chances down, humidity values up and high temperatures extreme. During the next couple of days, this ridge will begin to break down and move to the west. This means that temperatures will begin to fall as more clouds gradually move in and rain chances go up. During the weekend we will see higher rain chances as a front continues to approach the area. We will be expecting highs in the lower to mid 90's with light and variable winds and a good chance for rain. Heat Index values will remain in the 100-105 degree range with some areas possibly seeing Heat Advisories issued.

For the rest of the day
Expect plenty of sunshine with a few clouds possible, becoming partly cloudy at times. Rain chances will stay low (20%) and Peak Heat Index values will range from 100-105. Overnight, expect clearing skies and a warm & 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 stay gradually on the rise. Meanwhile, temperatures will stay high with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies, through tomorrow.  After this ridge of high pressure begins to give in, temps will drop a little and rain chances will return. This will bring some relief to parts the area. However, Heat index values will continue to range from 100-105. An approaching cold front will bring us some much needed rain toward the later part of the weekend and beginning of the work week.
 
TODAY...Mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies and hot. Highs 92-98. The peak heat index may reach 105-110. SW wind 3-12 mph. A stray (20%) isolated shower is possible.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly fair and continued muggy conditions. Lows 72-78. South wind 2-6 mph.

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