WeatherTodays Forecast


Hot and humid conditions return with pop-up showers

Posted at 4:28 PM, Aug 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-26 17:28:48-04

It's back to the summertime pattern the next couple days with partly cloudy skies, highs in the lower 90s and feel like temperatures topping out in the triple digits.

But with the ground still super wet from all the rain the past several days and a couple weak boundaries trying to swing into the region rain chances will remain up near 30-40% Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon.

Then late Wednesday into Thursday morning what's left of a dissipating cool front will swing through the area producing a few more scattered showers, especially along the coast and to the west towards Lake Charles.

Behind this front dry, less humid should slide over the region setting up a couple nice afternoons to end out the work week.

Thanks to the dry air overnight lows Friday morning could drop down into the mid to upper 60s!

Friday looks to be a beautiful day with bright sunny skies, temperatures in the upper 80s and low humidity levels.

The nice weather should stick with us for most of Saturday with lots of sunshine and temperatures near 90s but towards the late afternoon and evening the humidity will begin to come up maybe sparking off a few isolated showers.

Unfortunately for the rest of the Labor Day weekend tropical moisture looks to enter the western Gulf of Mexico meaning we could have a good chance (40%) for scattered showers and storms during the afternoon on Sunday and Monday, especially along the i-10 corridor down to the coast.

The wet pattern looks to then linger for most of next week with partly sunny skies in the morning warming temperatures into the upper 80s before hit or miss showers and storms develop in the afternoon.

In the Atlantic Tropical Storm Dorian is now up to 60 mph winds and is getting ready to push across the Windward Islands Monday evening.

Dorian is then projected to slowly strengthen to a category 1 hurricane by Wednesday evening in the Caribbean.

The latest track has Dorian scooting just to the south of Puerto Rico and clipping the eastern half of the Dominican Republic on Thursday as a strong tropical storm.

Tropical storm watches have already been issued for the whole island of Puerto Rico, just in case the track changes.

Once Dorian moves away from the Dominican Republic it looks to remain a tropical storm as it near the Bahamas and could reach the south tip of Florida as a tropical storm this weekend.

Right now this system should stay to the east and away from the Gulf but we will be watching the models closely to make sure things don't change.

Also in the tropics Tropical Depression Six has formed off the east coast with 35 mph winds.

This should become Tropical Storm Erin later tonight but the good news is this system looks to stay several hundred miles off the east coast but could make landfall in Nova Scotia on Friday.