Aug 11, 2014 5:17 AM by Dave Baker

Scattered Storms

An unsettled pattern will remain in place for the early part of the work week with a pretty good chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms developing during the early afternoon. A few of those could produce heavy rains for brief periods of time. A cool front will drift across the area tomorrow bringing a slightly better chance for rain and storms.

Plenty of moisture in place, so it won't take much heating to get things going this morning and early this afternoon. Rains are already in the offshore waters and will move inland as early as 10am. I-10 areas should see some storms around noon, while inland areas will receive rain during the afternoon.

The cool front in Arkansas will drift southward tomorrow bringing a better chance for widespread rains and temperatures back in the 80s. The front is expected to reach the coast for the midweek and stall. Inland areas will see some dry air, which could bring temperatures at night back into the upper 60s to near 70 along I-10. Rainfall will also be pushed toward the coast. Areas closer to the Gulf won't cool off at night and the chances for rain will stick around because of the lingering front.

The front will wash out by Thursday, so expect a return to heat and humidity with afternoon storms by the end of the week and the weekend.

We're watching a tropical disturbance near the Cape Verde Islands off the coast of Africa. It is expected to push westward and has a slight chance for development later this week.


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