Today: This afternoon and evening, expect spotty showers and storms, most of which will be near the coast. Some flood warnings remain in places for areas hardest hit by storm surge and flash flooding from Hurricane Ida along Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas. A HEAT ADVISORY is in place today from 10am to 5pm. Highs should be near 90 with feels like temperatures at or a degree or two above 100 degrees. This is much lower than the typical criteria for an advisory. The National Weather Service has lowered their Heat Advisory criteria in response to widespread power outages and an unusual high volume of people that will be outside or without AC in response to Ida. Remember to stay hydrated, shaded and wear clothes that can breathe! Overnight a few lingering showers and storms may be possible. Lows near 75.
Tomorrow: Some spotty showers and thunderstorms remain possible with highs around 89 or 90 degrees.
Friday-Sunday: High pressure takes over leading to sunnier and drier conditions. Temperatures should stay the same around 90 but dewpoints will lower, which will help with anyone one still remaining without power.
Tracking the Tropics: Tropical Depression Ida is still moving inland. It is expected to cause flash flooding in other parts of the country today.
There is an area in the western Caribbean that has a low chance of development in the next 5 days. This will be watched closely, but so far, nothing looks to come of it, for now.
Tropical Depression Kate in the Atlantic is headed north and is not expected to affect us.
Tropical Depression Twelve is off of the west African coast. It will likely head into the open Atlantic away from the Caribbean but I’ll watch in case things change.