7:00 AM | Hurricane Isaac continues to pound away at Louisiana and Mississippi with serious flooding a major concern; nice here for the rest of the work week

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, pleasant, less humid, near 80

Tonight

Mostly clear and turning quite cool, lows in the lower 50’s

Thursday

Mostly sunny, pleasantly warm, mid 80’s

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, cool, low-to-mid 60’s

Friday

Mostly sunny, very warm, near 90

Saturday

Mostly sunny, very warm, near 90

Sunday

Becoming mostly cloudy, warm, chance for showers and thunderstorms, mid-to-upper 80’s

Monday

Mostly cloudy, not as warm, chance for showers and thunderstorms, low 80’s

Discussion

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.

A cold front crossed our region yesterday and the weather for the second half of the week around here will be filled with sunshine. Temperatures and humidity will be lower today, but it’ll warm up by the end of the week and for the beginning of the weekend with highs getting back to 90 degrees on Friday and Saturday. Another cold front will approach the region late in the weekend and it is possible that it could interact with the remains of Isaac towards the end of the Labor Day weekend to bring us some rainfall.

Video

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