Ridging stays put across the area providing partly cloudy skies overhead this afternoon & warm temperatures around 90 degrees. With the cyclonic flow of Laura and the clock-wise flow of the high, expect warm moisture to begin pumping in this afternoon. This will make afternoon high's feel a bit closer to the mid to upper 90's.
A little update in regard to Laura shows the path extending a bit further north. That is relatively good news for us as rainfall will likely lessen. Laura is expected to make landfall late tonight to early Thursday morning as a major hurricane (Cat 3 in this case but defined as a cat 3 or higher). She will then begin breaking down without the warm rich Atlantic waters. By late Thursday, an eastern trajectory will begin taking place. Laura will ride ahead of a cold front that will sweep through sometime late Saturday to Sunday.
As we have seen the past couple of days, showers will be isolated to scattered. This, again, looks to be the case today. We could see a little more activity for Thursday as moisture continues to pump in and temperatures stay near 90 degrees. By Friday, remnants of Laura will be just to the west and we'll likely see bands of rain by the afternoon. Overnight Friday and into Saturday will be the best opportunity for showers and a few storms. This will also be the window we could see localized flooding taking place. The latest data suggests up to 2 inches for some spots, so plan ahead if you are in flood prone areas. Things will clear back out Sunday with partly cloudy skies, a few isolated showers, and high's comfortable in the low to mid 80's.
That will do it for today...if you want more information on Laura, check out our daily video below, our previous update yesterday afternoon, or the National Hurricane Center. Stay cool and hydrated today!
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