Weak Gulf disturbance to stay south of Louisiana

Humberto likely a hurricane as it moves away from US

Don Ames
September 15, 2019 - 8:34 am
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A stronger Tropical Storm Humberto is north of the Bahamas and will turn eastward away from the Florida coast soon. It is forecast to become a hurricane by late Sunday or Monday as it moves out over the Atlantic toward Bermuda.

Closer to the New Orleans area, an upper low south of our coastline will spread a few showers into our area this weekend. It has also sparked a disturbance in the eastern Gulf. The National Hurricane Center now gives that disturbance a 20% chance for development as it moves west across the Gulf toward the Texas coast by Monday and Tuesday. A big blocking high will keep our weather hot and mainly dry as the disturbance passes to our south, so we're not expecting any big impacts from it at this point.

There's also one more wave in the tropical Atlantic, but it's far away and will not threaten our area anytime soon, if at all.

A bit more cloud cover looks to be moving in today along with some mainly coastal and offshore showers and storms. This should keep our temperatures from record territory, but still too hot for this time of year and in the low 90s. Clouds and coastal storms are still thanks to an upper low in the Gulf. The NHC is still highlighting an area of possible development in the Gulf, however they have dropped it to 20%, from 30% yesterday, and the clearly-defined 'swirl' on satellite yesterday is not showing up today. This disturbance will likely continue moving west toward Texas thanks to the blocking high over our region. 

This high will keep the area hot and mostly dry heading in to next week. Another disturbance int eh central Atlantic is being watched, but poses no threat at this time. Tropical Storm Humberto is also gaining strength as it will thankfully begin moving away from the Bahamas and the East coast this week, but toward Bermuda.

This high will keep the area hot and mostly dry heading in to next week. Another disturbance int eh central Atlantic is being watched, but poses no threat at this time. Tropical Storm Humberto is also gaining strength as it will thankfully begin moving away from the Bahamas and the East coast this week, but toward Bermuda.

DETAILED FORECAST:

TODAY:

Mostly cloudy skies. 30% chance for rain, mainly along the coast and offshore. High: 92. Winds: E 8-15.

TONIGHT:

Partly cloudy. Warm and humid. Low: 78. Winds: E 5-10.

MONDAY:

Partly to mostly cloudy. 30% chance for rain, mainly along the coast and offshore. High: 93. Winds: E 6-12.

TUESDAY:

Partly cloudy skies. Isolated passing shower. Hot and humid. Low: 78. High: 95, Heat Index: 98-103.

WEDNESDAY:

Mostly sunny to partly cloudy. Mostly dry. Hot and humid. Low: 78. High: 96, Heat Index: 100-106.

THURSDAY:

Partly cloudy. Isolated passing shower. Hot. Low: 78. High: 96, Heat Index: 100-106.

FRIDAY:

Partly cloudy. Isolated passing shower. Hot. Low: 78. High: 95, Heat Index: 98-103.

SATURDAY:

Partly cloudy. Isolated passing shower. Hot. Low: 78. High: 95, Heat Index: 98-103.

 

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