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Calm Before the Storm

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August 27


Today, there is a slow moving cold front that will continuing to bear down onto our area until it fizzles out. Along this system, light, scattered shower and thunderstorm activity began around Noon. Elsewhere, T.S. Isaac continues to move toward Louisiana from the NE Gulf of Mexico. This system will make landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River on Wednesday morning as a Cat. 1 Storm, before moving inland toward Cenla.

In the Tropics, Forecasters are watching three different areas of interest in the Atlantic Basin, to include Tropical Storm Isaac. To read our latest Hurricane Blog, follow the link below to the Hurricane Center.

As this cold front continues to push toward our area as T.S. Isaac approaches its landfall. Isaac is being accompanied by a very tropical and moist air-mass. This is pushing up against the slow moving front and causing convection on the extreme western edge of our viewing area. T.S. Isaac will impact our area Tuesday through Thursday. Expect T.S. conditions with some places possibly seeing lower Cat 1 Hurricane strength winds at times (Cat 1. Winds range from 74-93mph), beginning Early Wednesday morning.
For the rest of the day
Expect mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies with a slight chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the area totaling 20% coverage today. This means that less than a quarter of our area will see some of this rain. Highs will climb well in to the 90's and Heat Index values will range from 100-105 with a variable, light to moderate wind.

For the rest of the 7day planner
Starting Tuesday Night, Tropical Storm conditions will be likely throughout our area as T.S. Isaac makes landfall and moves inland. Some model guidance and forecasters suggest that this storm will slow down and come just short of stalling out over our area. Rain chances will be definite and there will be a risk for severe weather. To include: High winds, Heavy rainfall, Flash flooding and more. This event will begin to wrap up Late on Thursday followed by clearing skies and falling rain chances on Friday.
TODAY...Mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies with In & Out cloud cover and Hot & Humid conditions. There will be a slight chance (20%) for scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Highs 93-99. Heat Index values 100-105. NE wind 3-12mph.

MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy skies with gradually increasing cloud cover. Lows 70-76. North wind 2-10mph.

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