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Plenty of Sunshine Ahead

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September 4

11:30am

Overview
A ridge of High Pressure is anchoring its self over our area. This will stay in place for the next several days. Elsewhere, remnants of Isaac are continuing to push toward the east coast and a Low Pressure System will be developing over the Northern Plains.
In the Tropics, Forecasters are watching two different areas of interest in the Atlantic Basin, to include Tropical Storm Leslie.

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Discussion
Through the next several days a ridge of high pressure will remain anchored over our viewing. This will bring us plenty of sunshine and warming temperatures. Highs are expected to reach the upper 90's by midweek. After Wednesday, expect to see gradually increasing clouds and slowly rising rain chances. However for the next couple of days, expect that "Typical Summertime Pattern" to dominate the forecast for Central Louisiana. Rain chances will remain low with only a few stray showers working into the forecast for most of the week.  
  
For the rest of the day
Expect plenty of sunshine with light, In & Out cloud cover and a Hot & Humid Labor Day. Highs will climb well into the 90's with high humidity values. This will push the Heat Index into the100-105 degree range. Rain chances will be low and it will feel more like summer with a High UV-Cast as well.
There are currently several Heat Advisories in effect for Central Louisiana. You can always go to our Online Weather Center for a current list of active Advisories, Watches and Warnings in our area. Just follow the link below.
 
For the rest of the 7day planner
This ridge of High Pressure will remain anchored over our area through most of the week. Thursday and Friday, expect gradually increasing clouds and rising rain chances as the Ridge begins to break down. The weekend will bring with it, partly cloudy skies, cooler temperatures and a fair chance for showers and thunderstorms in lieu of high pressure.
 
LABOR DAY...Expect Hot & Humid conditions, with mostly sunny skies and In & Out cloud cover. Highs 92-98. Heat Index values 10-105. SW wind 2-10mph and low (10%) rain chances.

TONIGHT...Fair to partly cloudy skies and muggy. Lows 72-79. SW wind 2-8mph.



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