We are finally breaking what has been a very hot and historic Summer across Southeast Louisiana. All of the record highs from the past week are now a thing of the past. Drier and somewhat cooler air will continue to build into the area over the next 24 hours.
According to Chief Meteorologist David Bernard, overnight temperatures will drop to the mid 60s on the north shore and low 70s on the south shore, but we're just getting started! By Friday morning, we can expect 50s on the north shore and upper 60s on the south shore. This is near average for this time of year, but it will feel great compared to the record heat of earlier this week.
October is our driest month of the year and it will begin just like that. Don't expect any rain over the next week or so.
In the tropics, Tropical Storm Matthew later has formed. It is moving west into the eastern Caribbean and for now is expected to take a northward turn east of the Gulf of Mexico. Matthew has the potential to be a major hurricane with large impacts. However, it isn't a threat to the Gulf at this time, but it's worth keeping an eye on.