Nicondra: Warm moist air prompting local rain, new tropical system

Nicondra: Warm moist air prompting local rain, new tropical system

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A new Tropical Storm in the Atlantic is getting a lot of attention. Earlier, the National Hurricane Center upgraded depression four to Danny, the fourth named system of this Atlantic season. This storm is more than 3500 miles out in the Atlantic and for now lets just sit back and watch.

We mentioned this system likely developing Monday as it is in a position and time of year where that would be expected. There are numerous factors that will effect Danny so there is no way to know if it will still be a viable system this time next week. The storm will have to survive dry air, wind shear and time. All possible, but this far out just too hard to tell.

We've already gotten several calls about Caribbean cruises and if you have a western Caribbean cruise in the next week or two I wouldn't be concerned as the cruises make changes to avoid storms. If you are flying out to the islands and plan to be back anytime in the next week you likely won't have a problem. If you are more than a week out we have plenty of time to watch.

Around here it's all about the showers and the temperatures. We don't have nearly as much coverage today as yesterday, but enough activity around to keep temperatures in the lower 90s. Scattered storms will continue through the afternoon. An upper trough pushing past the area later this week will pick up rain coverage beginning tomorrow helping to keep the temperatures in the upper 80s and low 90s this week.

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- Meteorologist Nicondra Norwood

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