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A Cooler Feel & Low Rain Chances

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August 21


Today, remnants of a front are just off the Gulf coast and a ridge of high pressure is anchored over the Eastern half of the nation. There is also a piece of energy that is moving over our area today. This energy is not bringing any rainfall with it. Elsewhere, there is a developing Low Pressure System in the Northern Plains. This developing LPS could be our next weather maker for central Louisiana.

In the Tropics, eyes are fixed on three different areas of interest in the Atlantic Basin, to include T.D. Nine.
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Today, a cold front has settled just off the Gulf Coast and will continue to fizzle out. In the wake of this system we are under the influence of a ridge of high pressure. This ridge will keep rain chances low. As a piece of energy moves through the area, skies will be partly to mostly cloudy with In & Out cover and clearing throughout the rest of the day. The good news is that in the wake of this last front we have seen temperatures drop to below normal (for this time of the year). This cooler feel will continue through the 7day planner.
For the rest of the day
Expect in and out cloud cover with partly cloudy skies, becoming mostly cloudy at times. During the later part of the day and overnight we will begin to see some clearing. Rain chances will stay low with only a slight chance for a stray shower to meander into the viewing area. Humidity will remain low in the wake of this last system and cloud cover will only be around today. Temperatures will also be below average for this time of the year. Normally we are seeing highs around 93. However, during the next couple of days, highs will range from the upper 80's to the lower 90's. So needless to say, this cool-down is appreciated!

For the rest of the 7day planner
A ridge of high pressure will remain anchored over the area through mid-week, this week. We will then see increasing clouds, coupled with rising rain chances, in advance of our next system. With this being said, expect temperatures to also remain low, as well. With the approach of this next front, temperatures will gradually begin to rise as wind directions swing to the South & SE.
TODAY...Some early fog is possible, otherwise, mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies and warm. Highs 87-93. N/NE wind 2-12 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT...Fair to partly cloudy skies and continued pleasant conditions. Lows 65-71. Little or no wind.

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