Hit or Miss Storms Wednesday; Good Chance for Barry to Form in the Gulf
Humid! Humid! Humid!
No change really in the forecast as we’ll see more scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening with some storms possibly turning strong with gusty winds, lightning and periods of heavy downpours. Highs will be in the low to mid 90s with heat indices reaching into the low 100s. A weak front will push into the region Thursday and help trigger even more showers and thunderstorms.
Of course, we’ve been keeping an eye on the northern Gulf as low pressure is expected to transform into a tropical depression as early as today. Although there’s still some uncertainty with the track it could take, it is expected to slowly move westward toward the Louisiana/Texas coast then move inland into the Texas-Louisiana-Arkansas region the latter part of the weekend into early next week. Will it strengthen enough to become Tropical Storm Barry? With the warm Gulf waters and low shear, that is certainly a possibility. Stay tuned.
What impact will it have on us? It should be rather quiet with up to one inch of rainfall Thursday through Monday, but there could be heavy downpours at times that could bring higher amounts of localized rain.
TODAY- Scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon under partly sunny skies. Highs in the low 90s. Heat indices in the low 100s.
TONIGHT- Isolated showers and thunderstorms then mostly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the mid 70s.
TOMORROW- Scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon under mostly cloudy skies. Highs in the low 90s.
-Morning Meteorologist Miller Robson
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