Jun 30, 2013 6:11 PM by Daniel Phillips

Dry Start to the Work Week

Dry air is in place for the start of the work week, which makes a nice change from the high humidity we have had for the last several days. Temperatures overnight will be slightly below average, and it will feel quite pleasant overnight.

Lows will even dip into the mid and upper 60s, and the mornings are expected to be rather crisp as well. As a result of the dry air shower chances will be slim at best so the skies will stay clear.

All good things, however, can't last forever and what will start as a dry week will end on a wet note. A low that has been spinning in the Ohio Valley will slowly start to backtrack and head westward. This allows showers into Acadiana starting late on Independence Day and continue on for several days.

A quick update on the tropics as we wrap up the first month of hurricane season and so far everything has stayed quiet. June only produced two systems with Tropical Storm Andrea and Tropical Storm Barbara, both avoiding Louisiana. The beginning of hurricane season historically is fairly quiet, with August and September being busier months. Still though anything can happen regardless of the time of the season.

One of the hot spots for formation this time of year is the Bay of Campeche as pictured below. Some of the long range models have started hinting at some development for the middle of July. Take this with a grain of salt, however, as it is still several weeks off and a lot can change. I just wanted to mention it as something to keep in the back of your mind. Of course we will keep you updated on KATC.


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