Wednesday  April 21    7AM

Wednesday:  Sunny.  Cooler with a light breeze.   50’s this morning with highs upper 60s.

Thursday:  Sunny. Cold start. Lows 42-48! Highs near 70.

Friday: Increasing clouds.  Showers and possibly a thunderstorms during the late afternoon through midnight hours. Not expecting as much rain as last week’s storms – perhaps a half inch. Lows mid 50s. Highs mid 70s.

Saturday:  Brief showers in the morning, then turning partly sunny, warm, and more humid. Lows mid 60s. Highs low 80s.

Sunday & Monday: Mostly sunny. Warm and pleasant. Lows upper 50s. Highs low 80s.

Tuesday:  Partly sunny. Lows mid 60s. Highs mid 80s.

 

For information on any winter or severe weather impacting the South, visit  my “Storms” Page by clicking here.

 

29 Comments

  1. Dave G

    This is a test

  2. dgilh51@gmail.com

    This is a reply

  3. Sharon Bouche

    Let others know they can also make comments via FB. Otherwise, they may not realize it. Just a suggestion.

  4. dgilh51@gmail.com

    Absolutely. I just got this feature working a few hours ago – later this afternoon I will do an interesting FB post on this feature.

  5. Sharon Bouche

    Thanks, very helpful to plan my week.

  6. Sharon

    Ugh! Lots of rainy days back to back. But I guess we should count our blessings. Thanks for the updates!

  7. dgilh51@gmail.com

    Sharon: Unusual to see such an extended period of dreary weather with persistent cloud cover and showers in late July. Normal summer should return by Thursday.

  8. Sharon

    Weather looking a little better. At least some sunny days ahead!

  9. dgilh51@gmail.com

    Yes — a few day break in the rain. Have you noticed that we’ve seen few days featuring the normal, popup 30-40% chance of showers. There have been more deluge days and dry ones. That speaks of organized systems in the tropics – not a good sign.

  10. Sharon

    We definitely do not need a hurricane here!

  11. dgilh51@gmail.com

    Isaias is not a threat here.

  12. Sharon

    Last week lots of rainy days and this week hot, hot, hot! Let’s keep any hurricanes away! I don’t see any other people commenting here.
    Can you tell if they are using your new website? Just curious.

  13. dgilh51@gmail.com

    Sharon: One nice thing about this week: The humidity will be a bit lower, especially on Wednesday and Thursday. Morning lows down into the upper 60s up at your cabin those days – but hot by afternoon. Yes, this is one of those summers where you get rainy spells, then dry days, and not as many 30-40% chance of scattered afternoon storm days. Years with a lot of hurricanes tend to be that way. I’ve had a few others leave comments.

  14. Britt Hinshaw

    Why is it so hot? 78, at the end of November? Crazy.

  15. dgilh51@gmail.com

    Yes. High temps have been running about 8-10 degrees above normal, but that’s not that unusual. Low temps. have been running only 2-4 degrees above normal. The upper air pattern has been largely east-to-west which keeps the cold air well north of us. Expect this pattern for the most part to continue through the winter. Warm temps. and below normal precip. should be the rule.

  16. Britt Hinshaw

    This is unusual. We have the AC running in December.

  17. Britt Hinshaw

    Looks like a mix of winter and spring days coming

  18. Sharon

    Not too shabby of a forecast! Thanks, David!

  19. dgilh51@gmail.com

    Thanks for your encouragement!

  20. dgilh51@gmail.com

    It’s that time of year!

  21. Britt Hinshaw

    Wednesday and Thursday this week look like great yard work days.

  22. dgilh51@gmail.com

    Agree. Though the ground will be a bit wet tomorrow AM from today’s rain, the temps. are great for some heavy duty yard work. Get it done this month before things heat up.

  23. Britt Hinshaw

    Yes, I was talking about timing our myrtle trees. Doing that today.

  24. Britt Hinshaw

    I noticed that the temperature is heating up real fast today. High of 75 but already 65 before 8:00. Will that be happening regularly now. Need to run earlier if so.

  25. dgilh51@gmail.com

    Yes, winds have shifted to SE bringing in more humidity and much warmer low temperatures. Sun is higher in the sky so warming up more rapidly. Next chance for cooler weather is the end of next week.

  26. Anonymous

    Should we be doing any preparations due to the storms they are proposing will come in tomorrow? Thanks!

  27. dgilh51@gmail.com

    There’s only about a 15% chance that someone within 25 miles of you will get damaging winds. That’s not much and considerably less than what inland areas of Mississippi will see (say Natchez-McComb-Hattiesburg and north). Best chances are between 5 and 9 PM — so look at the radar or the weather on the 5 PM news to see if the storms are coming in stronger than anticipated. Other than that, no — I don’t think any action is warranted.

  28. Anonymous

    Any need to be concerned about storms tonight?

    Thank you!

  29. dgilh51@gmail.com

    If you live in the Covington-Mandeville-Slidell area, storms will not arrive until after dawn, there could be a few widely scattered power outages and limbs down – but not expecting much more. I always make sure my phone’s alert capability is on incase they do issue a tornado warning. One was clearly justified the other night in the Slidell-Pearl River area even though nothing touched down — clearly was rotation at cloud level. Expecting more straight line winds with this – but very spotty damage.

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