I hope you’re ready for the return of the heat. We should reach about 95 degrees today and about 92 degrees on Friday. Yes, it is still summer.
We are expecting what remains of Hurricane Laura to bring some breezy conditions along with showers and thunderstorms on Saturday. Showers could linger into early Sunday morning and some of us could pick up some substantial rainfall.
Hurricane Laura is an extremely powerful storm that is providing a storm surge along the Gulf Coast that is not survivable. It came ashore overnight as a Category 4 Hurricane. It has weakened somewhat with winds maxing out at 130 mph.
The Cat 3 max winds registering 120mph. As this moves slightly farther inland, the wind field is expanding some. Hurricane force winds (74mph+, red) felt over a 60 mile area. Tropical storm force winds (39mph+, yellow) reaching 205 miles outside of #HurricaneLaura's center. pic.twitter.com/jJyeFRS4SS
— Zack Green (@zackgreenwx) August 27, 2020
— AccuWeather (@breakingweather) August 27, 2020