7:00 AM | Isaac continues towards the Louisiana coastline; our weather gets calmer for the second half of the week

6-Day Forecast

Today

Morning clouds and scattered showers will give way to partial sunshine this afternoon, warm, highs in the upper 80’s

Tonight

Becoming mostly clear and turning cooler late, lows in the low-to-mid 60’s

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, pleasant, less humid, near 80

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, cool, low 60’s

Thursday

Mostly sunny, warm, mid 80’s

Friday

Mostly sunny, very warm, upper 80’s

Saturday

Mostly sunny, very warm, near 90

Sunday

Mostly sunny early, clouds late, warm, possible showers and storms at night, mid-to-upper 80’s

Discussion

Our unsettled pattern of recent days will quiet down after today as a frontal system clears things out for the second half of the week. That front caused a round of showers this morning, but skies will partially clear this afternoon as high pressure builds into the region. In general, dry and warm weather will follow for the second half of the week and into the weekend. It is possible that by the end of the weekend or the early part of next week the remains of Isaac may affect the weather around here in the Mid-Atlantic with some rainfall.

As far as Isaac is concerned, it continues on a track that will bring it onto the Louisiana coastline by later tonight. It is still undergoing an intensification process with central pressure now down to 976 millibars and its movement to the NW has slowed down to only 6 mph. Tremendous rainfall amounts - perhaps on the order of 20 to 25 inches - are possible across parts of Louisiana over the next couple of days given the slow movement of Isaac. For more details on Isaac view today's video.

Video

httpv://youtu.be/3NL07YOEjy0