Tuesday, July 9 Morning Forecast Discussion

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Happy Tuesday! We are off to another mild and muggy start with temperatures in the low-to-mid-70s. Dangerous heat will be in store for our Tuesday as most of our counties will be under heat advisories. Heat index values will range between 103 and 108 degrees this afternoon. There will be a chance of a pop-up shower or storm, but most of us should be dry. Remember to drink plenty of water and limit strenuous outdoor activity during the daytime. We’ll see mostly clear skies overnight with Wednesday morning lows in the mid-70s.

Wednesday will be another hot day with high temperatures in the upper-90s and heat index values between 103 and 108 degrees again. There will be a slightly better chance of seeing a shower or storm Wednesday, which could help to provide at least some heat relief to areas that are lucky enough to see the rain.

Attention now turns to the possible tropical system that could affect our area in some way shape or form between the Thursday through Sunday time frame. At this point in time, chances of a direct impact look lower for our area as models are coming into more agreement that the center of the system will move into Louisiana. Depending on where in Louisiana the system makes landfall will determine how much rain we’ll see. It is still too early to pinpoint an exact amount of rain as we still need to wait for this thing to actually move into the Gulf of Mexico and start developing. No matter what happens, a hurricane is not expected. In fact, it may not even get above tropical storm force by the time the system moves back over land. This storm could still be a big rainmaker nonetheless, so keep up to date with the latest forecast as it is subject to change.