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Summer is still hanging on

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Summer is still hanging on here in central Louisiana. An upper level ridge of high pressure is helping bring some drier air to the area thanks to clockwise flow around the high. A cool front currently situated over the northern part of the state brings with it little relief to the oppressive summer. The presence of the front will help enhance thunderstorm activity until it passes later in the hours to come. While temperatures really won't cool down much, the dry air behind the front will help lower rain chances however you won't notice much of a difference in surface humidity. The largest difference you may notice will be overnight temperatures lowering a bit, but even so not by much.

An upper level trough off the east coast may be interacting with the system in the Atlantic. More on this can be found here.

TUESDAY NIGHT...Fair to partly cloudy skies. Just a slight chance of rain (10%). Lows near 73. Light ESE wind.

WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with in & out cover and a chance (30%) for showers and thunderstorms. Highs near 94. East wind 4-10 mph.
The peak heat index may reach 100.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT... Partly to mostly cloudy skies with a mild feel. Lows in the mid to lower 70s and upper 60s. Light wind out of the NE.

THURSDAY... Mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies and slightly less humid. Highs near 94. Calm wind, becoming light to moderate and variable.

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