BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) –YOUR QUICKCAST:
MONDAY: Increasing clouds – PM rain/storms (locally heavy); a high of 89°
MONDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, scattered showers (30%/40% coverage); a low of 74°
TUESDAY: Showers/storms likely (60%) coverage – a high of 88°
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
– As previously expected … scattered to numerous showers/storms anticipated Monday … primarily from early afternoon through the early evening hours
– We’re still looking at a 60% – 70% coverage Monday (the majority of neighborhoods experiencing wet weather); but only a few anticipating periods of locally heavy rainfall …
– There’s also the potential that some of the storms could become strong and produce gusty winds, frequent lightning – with the possibility of minor street flooding
– And, it appears that a somewhat greater chance for rain coverage will shift to where it hasn’t been so prevalent in recent days – specifically across the northwest half of our viewing area (perhaps, even to the extent of a marginal risk of flooding rainfall!)
– The good news: the Storm Prediction Center is NOT looking at a widespread severe weather risk Monday AND Tropical Storm Franklin will NOT be a threat to SE LA/SW MS
MONDAY TROPICAL UPDATE:
As of 10 a.m. CDT, T.S. Franklin continues to gradually strengthen … from highest sustained winds early Monday morning of 45 mph … to the current strength of 60 mph. Moving to the WNW at 14 mph; about 205 mph east of Belize City … on this track, “Franklin” should move across the Yucatan Peninsula; into the Bay of Campeche; then onto the coast of Mexico (at this point, not expected to intensify into a category 1 hurricane).
COASTAL WATERS: Southeast winds, 5 – 10 knots; Seas, 2 – 4 feet; choppy
INLAND LAKES: South winds, 5 – 10 knots; Waves, 1 foot or less
TIDES FOR AUGUST 8:
High Tide: 11:48 a.m. +1.4
Low Tide: 9:04 p.m. +0.2
RECORD HIGH/LOW FOR AUGUST 7 …102° (1921); 65° (2004)
NORMAL HIGH/LOW FOR AUGUST 7 … 93°; 74°
SUNRISE: 6:27 a.m.
SUNSET: 7:54 p.m.
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