Keep the ‘Brella Handy Through Sunday
Barry to form in the Gulf
Looking at a good chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms again this afternoon through the weekend as saturated tropical air pumps in. This moisture, of course, is being funneled in by what is projected to be Tropical Storm Barry as early as today. The path continues to take it westward away from our area and making landfall Saturday afternoon/evening somewhere along the Texas to Louisiana coastline possibly as a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 74+ mph. While dangerous storm surge is a threat to portions of southern and southeastern Louisiana, the effect on our area should be rather muted. Through Tuesday morning, we are looking at 1 to 2 inches of rainfall, but these totals could go up and lead to some localized flooding. It all depends on where “Barry” decides to go. Rainfall amounts should lessen starting Sunday as the remnants of the tropical system move away from the Southeast.
Daytime temperatures look to trend a few degrees below average Friday through the weekend before warming back up to near or just a bit above the norm next week. Nightly lows will hover near or slightly above average.
TODAY- Scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon under mostly cloudy skies. Highs in the low 90s. Heat indices near 100.
TONIGHT- Scattered showers and thunderstorms then mostly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the mid 70s.
TOMORROW- Showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon under mostly cloudy skies. Some storms could turns strong with gusty winds, frequent lightning and periods of heavy downpours. Highs in the upper 80s.
-Morning Meteorologist Miller Robson
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