Sep 5, 2013 4:47 PM by Daniel Phillips
True to the calendar the tropics have become more active as we try and navigate our way through the prime time for tropical systems.
Tropical Depression Gabrielle continues to have a very tough time maintaining its strength, and will likely remain a tropical depression for only another day or two. The interaction with the islands was to much for the system to handle, so has it makes a sharp turn to the north dissipation is expected to occur relatively quickly.
Elsewhere in the tropics a big disturbance has flared up in the Bay of Campeche, and with the hurricane hunters investigation the area, could possibly become a tropical system by the end of the day. Regardless of the system's status there is no impacted expected in Louisiana, the whole system is moving west-wards and will move on shore along the Mexican coast.
There are a few smaller disturbances in the tropics but none of them look to intensify any time soon. Still though we will diligently keep our eyes to the tropics as we continue to manuever through hurricane season.
Back in Acadiana there will be little change in our day to day weather. Despite the calendar reading September, we are still very much in a summer pattern. Rain chances will remain scattered and arriving late in the afternoon, and temperatures will stay in their typical low 90s range.