Monday Morning: Warmer than average this week; Rain chances on the rise

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StormTracker Morning Forecast…

Today: Dense Fog Advisory in effect through 9 AM. Widespread dense fog will be a concern through the mid-morning hours. Be sure to add extra time to your morning commute, use your low beams, and add plenty of space between you and the car in front of you. Visibility may drop to less than 1/2 a mile. Fog should mix out/lift around 10 AM. Clouds and sun today with highs in the mid 80s. Rain chance is 10% or less.

Tonight: Areas of fog will likely develop by morning. Otherwise, partly cloudy with lows in the mid 60s to around 70.

Tuesday: A few passing showers are possible, but most stay dry. Rain chance is around 20%. Highs in the mid and upper 80s. Overnight temperatures in the mid 60s to around 70.

Wednesday: Mostly dry with a 10-20% chance for rain. Mostly sunny with highs in the mid and upper 80s. Overnight temperatures in the 60s and 70s.

Thursday & Friday: Rain chances are on the rise thanks to a passing easterly wave in the Gulf of Mexico. For now, we are forecasting a 40-50% chance for rain on Thursday and 30-40% on Friday. Rain coverage confidence is low at this time. All in all, rain chances look highest on Thursday and Friday. Highs will be in the mid 80s. Overnight lows in the 60s and 70s.

Weekend: A weak front will move through on Saturday. It will drop humidity and temperatures just a notch. Rain chances remain low this weekend. Highs will be in the lower 80s. Overnight temperatures in the 60s.

Next Week: We are monitoring the potential for a strong cold front to pass next week. Long-range weather models do not agree on the timing or strength of the front. Something to watch for now. Until then, expect warmer than normal temperatures.

Tracking the Tropics: Tropical Depression 27 has developed in the open Atlantic. It will become Tropical Storm Epsilon today and then a hurricane this week near Bermuda. No threat to the Gulf. Secondly, a broad area of low pressure could develop in a couple of days over the southwestern Caribbean. No threat to Louisiana.

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