Dodging rain drops again for most of this week
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Rain chances remain elevated as we continue to sit on the outside of high pressure and see passing Gulf disturbances. These disturbances help increase lift in the atmosphere allowing for scattered to numerous showers and t-storms to develop each day. Pockets of heavy rain will continue to account for localized bullseyes of 2-4″ which could lead to localized nuisance type flooding.
Showers and t-storms are expected to get a later start again Monday and Tuesday. This will allow for daytime highs to climb well into the 90°s and feels like temperatures into the low triple digits. Sct’d showers and t-storms will form by mid to late afternoon and roll across the local area as the sea breeze and outflow boundaries reign supreme. Watch for a patch or two of morning fog, but visibility is unlikely to cause major traffic issues.
Another easterly wave (Gulf disturbance) will help to enhance rain activity back into the likely category as we conclude the work/school week. Pockets of heavy rain will be more widespread, but we still don’t anticipate widespread flood issues. Localized bullseyes could form Wednesday - Friday as storm motion won’t be very quick. This could lead to small areas of flash flooding. Temperatures will be held in check with highs mostly in the upper 80°s on these days.
High pressure may finally begin to assert a little control by the weekend and next week. Long range models continue to show less coverage for showers and t-storms beginning next week. This will cause daytime highs to climb closer to normal for mid August as more and more schools return to session.
We are still monitoring a developing tropical wave just off the coast of Africa. It is nothing for us to worry about at the moment as it is several days from even coming anywhere near the U.S.
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