Although it was still hot today, it did not compare to Saturday when Pascagoula reached a scorching 117 ° real-feel temperature. Some storms did fire up today, but the pattern will become more widespread as we head through next week.
A cold front slowly approaching the coast will fire up more downpours Monday and Tuesday as it basically stalls in the northern gulf. Clockwise flow around high pressure to our north will cool things off eventually, but we’ll still be fairly hot Monday with highs around 90 or so. Monday morning is looking ok, but storms will fire again in the afternoon and early evening.
Back to that front. It’ll get just far enough south on Tuesday to cool us down below 90 for highs, with more cloud cover and afternoon downpours moving in from east to west around that high. Repeat that for Wednesday, although neither day looks like a washout.
After that, it gets interesting as some forecast models are suggesting tropical development along that stalled front just to our south. As of Sunday evening, the National Hurricane Center is only giving it a 30% chance of development, but it needs to be watched later this week. Although a strong tropical system is not expected at this time, anything that forms is forecast to move erratically and slowly, with potential for very heavy rain along the Louisiana and Mississippi coastal areas. Even if nothing forms it’ll be a wetter week in store, with highs in the mid-upper 80s and lows in the mid 70s.