Today: A stalling front will be north of our region today with Tropical Storm Fred making landfall to our east. Its possible the front could bring scattered storms for us later this afternoon. Fred making landfall to our east will not affect us much. Strong upper-level winds blowing west to east will leave most of the rain on the right side of Fred across Florida and Georgia. However, given tropical systems rotate counter-clockwise, its possible some showers could get pushed against the front and travel into our neck of the woods. So some of our showers today may actually be more tropical in nature. Highs will be around 91 degrees. Overnight we’ll see partly cloudy skies back in the mid-70s.
Tuesday: Scattered showers and storms are expected with highs near 92 degrees. This will be another typical summer day with high dewpoints and humidity with highs near 92 degrees.
Wednesday-Friday: The afternoon storm and heat pattern will hold for the rest of the week. No major weather influences will lead to anything otherwise. Highs in the low-90s with afternoon scattered showers & storms.
Weekend: This is when we’ll need to keep an eye on Grace. Right now Grace is a Tropical Depression but could become a tropical storm as Grace moves into the Gulf. Right now Grace is projected to stay south of Louisiana and move over the Yucatan and into Mexico. It is not expected to affect us as high pressure will likely block Grace from a Louisiana landfall, but of course, this is always subject to change. Without an impact from Grace, we’ll see isolated storms and highs in the mid-to-low 90s next weekend.
Tracking the Tropics: Tropical Strom Fred will make landfall on the Florida Panhandle later today with most rain and flooding concerns to the east of its track. Impacts in Baton Rouge will be minimal.
Tropical Depression Grace will bring heavy rains to Haiti later today. It is then expected to move through the Caribbean, past Jamaica, Cuba and the Cayman Islands to the Yucatan Penensula or just north of it into the Gulf of Mexico. Once it reaches the Gulf, it is projected to headed WNW towards Mexico and Texas. At this time, a Louisiana landfall is not expected as high pressure may block the tropical system from reaching us, but this is always subject to change. It still has a long way to go. Keep an eye on the Gulf late this week and next weekend!