Fair Skies and Extreme Heat Dominate the Crossroads

Barry Having Marginal Impact on South Texas

While Tropical Storm Barry approaches hurricane strength south of Louisiana, its circulation pattern is bringing northerly wind to the Crossroads. That regime means hot, dry continental air mixing with Gulf humidity to create heat indices between 105 and 110 degrees. Little or no precipitation associated with Barry is affecting south Texas, so the well below normal rainfall totals this year persist. In fact, Barry’s probable landfall in southern Louisiana early Saturday will mean very little rain potential for the Crossroads. Only isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected through the weekend and into Tuesday of next week. Highs will remain in the upper 90s, with lows in the upper 70s.