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FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Hot, humid, mainly dry; rain chances bump up later in the week

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Very little change is expected in our ongoing hot, humid, and mainly dry mid-August weather pattern. It's a steamy morning, with mostly fair skies and temperatures in the mid/upper 70s. Later in the day, there will be a few afternoon clouds and only isolated showers. It will be hot and muggy, with a high of 94.

Overnight, it will be quiet and dry, with a low in the mid-70s. Thursday, we’ll bump up the rain chance a bit to 40 percent coverage of mainly afternoon/early evening showers/storms and a daytime high topping out at 92.

The area of high pressure, that has been responsible for our recent run of generally dry weather, will weaken and give way to a return of higher rain coverage of 40 percent to 50 percent through the weekend. As far as temperatures are concerned, afternoon highs will still manage to make it into the lower 90s throughout southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi just about every day through early next week.

In the tropics, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) is monitoring Subtropical Depression No. 5 over the central Atlantic. As of 4 a.m., it was located at 37.6 North, 45.6 West, or about 1,015 miles west of the Azores. Maximum sustained winds were 35 mph and it was moving north at 5 mph. More importantly, the forecast track keeps it over open water, meaning it should not be a threat to land.


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