7:00 AM | Isaac pounding away at Louisiana and Mississippi with wind and rain; 90's again around here for today and tomorrow

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, hot, mid 90’s

Tonight

Partly cloudy, mild, breezy, lows in the low 60’s

Thursday

Mostly sunny, hot, low-to-mid 90’s

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, mild, low 60’s

Friday

Mostly sunny, not as hot, near 90

Saturday

Mainly sunny, very warm, upper 80’s

Sunday

Mainly sunny, warm, chance for showers and thunderstorms, mid-to-upper 80’s

Monday

Mainly sunny, warm, maybe a shower or thunderstorm, mid-to-upper 80’s

Discussion

Persistent upper level high pressure will continue over the area and temperatures will again respond by climbing to the 90’s. Sub-tropical moisture will be limited so rainfall chances will be at a minimum over the next couple of days. Temperatures will trend slightly downward as the second half of the week progresses.

Isaac came ashore last night in SE Louisiana and it remains classified as a hurricane this morning and it is absolutely pounding Louisiana and Mississippi with wind and rain. The latest measurements have winds sustained at 80 mph with gusts to 95, central pressure at 970 millibars and continued very slow movement to the NW at 5 mph. This slow movement is the main reason that flooding is a very serious concern down there as tremendous amounts of rainfall are likely over the next 24 hours or so on the order of 20+ inches in spots.

Video

httpv://youtu.be/WesdWeC4_II