Our typical summer day would have morning sunshine bubble up scattered showers and storms by 11-12 noon. That helps keep afternoon temps in check. This July has seen an absence of daily showers resulting in highs soaring to near 100 degrees. Today was such a day as we set new records at MSY (99) & Audubon Park (1001). Fortunately several clusters of late afternoon storms arrived to really cool us off. 1-3”+ totals drenched both sides of the Lake. Algiers almost had 5” (4.74”). Hopefully we’ll see a repeat again on Thursday and Friday as the upper high that has been keeping us dry retreats farther to the west.
A swirl of clouds has moved off of Africa and NHC is giving it a chance of developing into something before it encounters cooler waters & stronger shear later this week. I don’t track activity that far out in the Atlantic. More likely our next named storm will be along the Georgia/ Carolinas coast. Stay tuned!