Posted: Aug 20, 2012 3:43 PM by Natalie Noah
After a wet and soggy weekend, much drier today area-wide as a weak front sags south and east just offshore. The front is expected to stall over the next couple days before it fizzles out. Drier mid-west air moving over Acadiana. This should allow temperature to reach 90F and keep lows in the low 70s. Also, this should keep us mainly rain free over the next day or so. By mid-week to the latter part of the week, Gulf moisture will return and rain chances will rise back to normal (30-40%).
Few areas in the tropics to take notice. Showers and thunderstorms over the western Gulf could see some gradual development over the next day or so if it remains offshore. Aircraft expected to check out activity this afternoon.
A low pressure located about 1000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles continues to show signs of development and circulation. A depression could form over the next day or so as environment remains conducive for development. Activity moving westward at 20-25mph.
Another tropical wave SSW of the Cape Verde Islands could have some room for development during the next few days. Activity producing showers and thunderstorms and is moving west.