Nicondra began her broadcasting career in 1999 with WAKA, the CBS affiliate, in Montgomery, AL. She spent almost six years in Alabama as weekend, then later, morning meteorologist. She is a proud member of the American Meteorological Society, The National Weather Association and The National Association of Black Journalists.
Muggy and warm conditions with highs making it into the middle to upper 80s today will be replaced as winds shift to the north and cooler air filters in. Some locations will drop into the 60s by this evening.
There’s plenty of moisture still around so we could see some fog again Monday morning depending on how breezy and cloudy it is early. Most of the day will will be warm once again starting out in the upper 60s and low 70s with highs in the 80s, but a cold front drops temps significantly.
We will finish the weekend out with rather pleasant conditions as temperatures hover around average in the middle 80s with just a stray shower or two around. The big change comes late Monday as the first true fall front pushes through the region.
Flooding caused headaches at a major interstate exchange shutting down access ramps. St. John The Baptist Parish President Jaclyn Hotard said protection from the lake is coming, it’s just not a fast process.
Unfortunately it’s going to take at least another day before winds start to turn even more southeasterly keeping Coastal Flood Warnings in place with many locations seeing tides 2-4 feet above normal high tide.
After a dreary weekend with mostly nuisance rain and some coastal flooding on east facing shores, we are not yet done with Beta. The system continues to be ragged and sheared even after a brief pulse on Sunday forecast keep it a tropical storm through landfall.
Over the next couple of days plenty of tropical moisture is streaming north with this system. The good news is the promised cold front did make it as far as the coast keeping the deeper moisture off shore.
The moisture is on the way back so Tuesday will not feel quite as nice. A few spotty storms will develop during the day. Temperatures remain hot and the humidity rebounds making it feel uncomfortable once again.
There wasn’t much in the way of cooler air with a weak front that pushed through Saturday, but the drier dew points made a world of difference. The low humidity felt fantastic for Sunday and Labor Day will be nearly as nice before moisture bounces back on Tuesday.
Laura rapidly strengthened into a dangerous Category 4 storm as it pushed through the Gulf of Mexico. The worst is expected farther to the west of the Fox 8 viewing area, but some impacts are still being felt.
The center sat just a bit north of the forecast track allowing for northerly and northeasterly winds much of the day helping to keep surge water at bay. As the center continues to push west we can still expect to see breezy conditions across southeast Louisiana with some lagging storms into the even
With an already small footprint and some extreme wind shear in the upper levels as the storm approaches there is some hope that we don’t see much in the way of tropical storm and hurricane wind damage, but rain and surge are the biggest threat from this system.
We get one more day of less than oppressive humidity before the moisture returns on Wednesday. Plenty of moisture is back in the picture for the end of the week into the weekend. Look for rain chances to be more widespread.