7:00 AM | Cooling trend for the weekend after a very warm mid-week; Isaac pounding away at Louisiana and Mississippi with wind and rain

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny skies, breezy, very warm, highs in the lower 80's along the coast, even higher inland

Tonight

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

Thursday

Mostly sunny skies, breezy, highs in the low-to-mid 70’s

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, mild, some fog possible late, mid 60’s

Friday

Mostly sunny skies after early morning fog, pleasant, highs near 70

Saturday

Mostly sunny skies after some early morning fog, cooler, highs in the upper 60’s

Sunday

Mostly sunny skies after early morning fog, cool, highs in the upper 60’s

Monday

Mostly sunny skies after early morning fog, pleasant, highs in the low 70’s

Discussion

It’ll turn slightly warmer on Wednesday under the control of strong high pressure, but then a cooling trend will begin later this week. Also, a stronger marine layer will develop later this week to go along with the cooling trend. Temperatures this weekend will actually turn out to be a few degrees below normal.

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