More of the same is expected for the next couple of days before anticipated remnants of Ida arrive by midweek, increasing rain chances across the region.
For the rest of this Sunday, scattered showers and storms are possible into this evening. Best storm chances will be north of U.S. 460, although an isolated storm or two can’t be ruled out farther southward. A few storms may be strong to severe with hail, strong, gusty winds, and heavy downpours. Overall, most of the area will stay dry.
Hot and humid conditions continue into Monday and Tuesday with highs, again, 5 to 10 degrees above average. Temperatures will climb as high as the low to mid-90s with heat index values (feels-like temps) near 100 degrees possible. Remember to stay hydrated and take plenty of breaks if working outdoors.
Monday and Tuesday afternoons, scattered storms will develop. Heavy rainfall is likely with any of the stronger storms. Showers and storms will likely linger into the evening, albeit less in intensity and coverage.
We’ll get a break from the heat midweek, but it will come with numerous showers and storms courtesy of expected remnants of Ida. Ida made its first landfall today at 12:55 p.m. (EDT) near Port Fourchon, Louisiana as a category 4 hurricane.
The eye of Ida made a second landfall as a cat 4 hurricane at 3 p.m. (EDT) along the southeastern coast of Louisiana southwest of Galliano.
It will weaken as it continues farther inland. The remnants of Ida will feed tropical moisture over our region, increasing showers and storms, locally, beginning late Tuesday and through Wednesday. Heavy rainfall may lead to some flooding and flash flooding Wednesday.