Aug 4, 2014 5:19 AM by Dave Baker

Unsettled Weather for First Half of the Week

A trough of low pressure still lying across the Gulf Coast this morning with scattered storms in the offshore waters. Most of Acadiana is under partly cloudy skies with temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. Dew points are in the low to mid 70s, so the humidity levels are high.

The upper level pattern still has a ridge over the Rockies and a trough still digging across the eastern part of the country. A disturbance over Arkansas will drop down toward Louisiana this afternoon bringing an increased chance for rain and storms. Some of the storms could produce locally heavy rain, but most of the activity will wind down this evening.

The jet stream is expected to flatten out later this week. This should mean less rain, more sunshine, and more heat as we progress through the week. Temperatures will be back in the 90s.

Tropical Storm Bertha is east of the Bahamas this morning with winds at 70mph. It has a chance for becoming a hurricane, but should continue northward, then northeast. Staying away from the US East Coast.



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