The weather in the Big Easy was hot and humid towards the end of September. The humidity was a real issue, with temperatures failing to dip below the 78 degree mark in either the 24th or the 25th. At least it didn’t rain though! Victoria-Weather saw our personal hot September fritter away with a cooler forecast and a forecast for rain, but Accuweather nabbed the victory in New Orleans. Actuals: Saturday Sep 24th, High 92, Low 78 Sunday Sep 25th, High 91, Low 81
We’ve had quiet tropics, and the southern US is looking at more quiet weather this week, but even now, more than a week out and with nothing fully developed, the eyes of Louisiana are on the Venezuelan coast, where a tropical feature may develop and threaten the Gulf Coast. What before then? That’s where we come in.
At 856PM, CT, New Orleans was reporting fair skies with a temperature of 86 degrees. The satellite image of the Gulf of Mexico was a little bit murkier than the model analysis, which indicated the tail of a cold front over the northern Gulf, extending from Hurricane Fiona, bearing down on Nova Scotia. As Fiona presses into the Canadian Maritimes, the attendant boundary will diminish. Low pressure in the Great Lakes will produce a cool front through the Ozarks, advancing southward. Though not expected to be terribly robust, it will be enough to induce an onshore flow, and a return of some clouds and spotty rain showers around New Orleans by Sunday evening. Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 90, Low 75 Sunday – Mostly sunny, late showers and storms in the area, High 91, Low 74
TWC: Tomorrow – Sunny, High 93, Low 77 Sunday – Sunshine and clouds mixed. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 94, Low 77
AW: Tomorrow – Sunny to partly cloudy High 92, Low 76 Sunday – Humid with clouds and breaks of sun High 91, Low 75
NWS: Tomorrow – Sunny, High 90, Low 76 Sunday – Sunny, High 91, Low 75
WB: Tomorrow – Sunny, High 90, Low 76 Sunday – Sunny, High 91, Low 76
WB: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 90, Low 76 Sunday – Mostly sunny, High 91, Low 75
FIO: Tomorrow – Humid throughout the day. High 89, Low 76 Sunday – Humid and partly cloudy throughout the day. High 90, Low 75
Pretty consistent numbers across the board, thanks toa fairly quiet pattern, for the time being. The storm near Venezuela was named Ian while I was writing this post. For the moment, he looks like he will curl into the Gulf Coast of Florida, but the most recent GFS has a bit more northerly track than the consensus. It’s all still pretty variable for now. Here is the currently tranquil satellite imagery..