Since our weather pattern is still locked with an east coast trough, we are seeing storm movement from the WNW to the ESE instead of the more typical summer SE to NW flow. Expect more storms to fire off over night & during the day on Tuesday before we see rain chances lower for Thursday & Friday. Of course, fewer showers mean hotter temps. We still haven’t reached 95 yet at MSY.
Back in the early 2000s, FOX 8 launched a new weather set (Da Weather Palace) that was state of the art at the time. It served us well during Katrina, but got flooded out. Our owners at the time would only rebuild it to what it was and didn’t improve on it or our graphics. Now 10 years later, our newest owner (Raycom) has invested lots of $$$ to build me a new “weather palace”. It includes a new, upgraded VIPIR computer connected to a Touch screen HUGE monitor just like the major networks. It will take a while to learn all the new tools it can do, but I believe you’ll find VIPIR to be the best information for you during any severe weather or hurricane events. Luckily, it appears the tropics are staying quiet as I learn the many ways I can look into a storm and see where the worst weather is. If you missed tonight’s launch, try giving us a view. I think you’ll like the new look. Stay tuned!