Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Lot's of humidity and moisture !

The remains of former TD # 5 if forecast to move inland across southeast Louisiana today and that should enhance our shower activity for the next few days. Some isolated areas could see some very heavy downpours but at this time flash flooding is not expected to be an issue but we will continue to monitor the situation. As far as the extended forecast is concerned, more of the same is pretty much on the plate as we will continue to see hot and humid days with a chance for mainly afternoon and early evening showers and thunderstorms. Some of the models hint that a cold front could make it all the way down to the coast early next week, but, quite frankly, that rarely happens this time of year in the deep south-but we can hope ! Today is the 41st anniversary of Hurricane Camille-the very reason I am in this business today. I was 8 years old and living in Columbia over in Marion county when the storm came through. We had 120 mph sustained winds and gusts estimated to be at 140 mph ! It made a huge impression on me and I have been hooked on weather ever since ! Rex