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September 22, 2017 – Day 1 of Autumn

Temperatures at 9:30pm, Friday, September 22, 2017   What’s to come…… Well, the first day of fall has come and gone, however those fall temps did not get the memo.  Temperatures across the region reached the lower 90’s today.  This will be the norm for the week to come, along with a chance of showers...

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Summer heat, humidity are here to stay

I know it’s the last thing you want to hear after that stint of good feel air last weekend but it’s inevitable here in the South, fall is going on hold for the next week or so. High temperatures are poised to make it back into the 90s this weekend and once you factor in...

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Heat advisories go up for the first time this summer

Yes, it’s always hot during summer in the South but the abundance of storms this year has kept that heat a bit more bearable. Usually we can rate how hot summer has been by the amount of times we go under heat related advisories and warnings. For the first time this summer, a Heat Advisory...

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All summer long it’s been tough to string together a few days of dry weather but over the past week we have managed to do just that. The dry spell is now a thing of the past as we are going to see a quick return of the wet pattern starting on Wednesday and possibly...

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Front stalled offshore, humidity levels on the decline

A rare July front has pushed offshore and northerly flow is sending lower humidity all the way to the Gulf Coast. After a dreary day Saturday across Louisiana, Sunday is bringing plenty of sunshine along with a noticeable change in how it feels outside. Due to the fact dry air heats up faster, highs will...

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Storms likely Saturday as front moves through

Rain and storms are on the increase Saturday morning as a rare July front moves into the area. Some of the storms throughout the day on Saturday may be heavy at times with the strongest of storms producing gusty winds and dangerous lightning. Once we move into Sunday, drier air will move into the region...

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Weekend front to bring strong storms, then lower humidity

A rare July front is expected to make its way down to the Gulf Coast this weekend bringing a chance for strong storms followed by a hint of lower humidity. At this time of year we take what we can get and an unusually strong front is just the treat in the midst of the...

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Saharan dust to blame for hazy skies along Gulf Coast

You may notice a bit more haze in the sky the next few days as a batch of dust from the Saharan Desert has made it all the way across the Atlantic and is being steered into the Gulf Coast. From Houston to Lake Charles to New Orleans, the dust can be seen as a...

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Heat approaching danger levels

It’s nothing new for this time of year but the heat continues to build along the Gulf Coast as most areas are now in the danger category.  Heat indices between 105-110 degrees have been widespread this afternoon, especially in the locations that have avoided any cooling rainfall. The major culprit for this increase in temperatures...

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Triple waterspouts captured on Lake Ponchartrain Monday morning

Multiple pictures were sent in Monday morning showing triple waterspouts over Lake Ponchartrain. A storm cell on the south side of the lake near the Bonnet Carre spillway was what produced the waterspouts. No damage was reported and the waterspouts dissipated before reaching the shore. This morning over Lake Ponchartrain. @ReedTimmerAccu pic.twitter.com/hNyscKylTS — Mike (@CajunRebel82)...

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