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Summer storms bring some cooling relief

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

The challenge in the Summer months is trying to figure out the locations for our daily storms. It's a given that each day will be hot and it will rain somewhere...but where will that somewhere be?

In the absence of tropical activity, the driver of these storms are daytime heating and the sea breeze fronts. Typically showers form over the warm Gulf waters predawn and then redevelop inland during daytime heating. 

Today that formation was delayed by leftover morning clouds, but big storms fired off in Mississippi and sank southward into Louisiana this afternoon. The next 2 days should see a repeat before rain chances increase this weekend as a weak cool front staggers down to the Gulf Coast. 

That should make us slightly less hot.

- Bob Breck

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