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Pattern Change to Close Out July; Below Average Temperatures Likely

Tired of the oppressive heat? If so, we have some good news: a change in the upper-level pattern should result in cooler temperatures for much of the Gulf Coast Region is in sight. As we close out July and enter August, the persistent ridging that has been in place will… Continue reading

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH Issued for SW Alabama and the West FL Panhandle

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Southwest Alabama and the Western Florida Panhandle until 7:00 PM CDT this evening. Primary threats include… – Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible. – Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible. Severe… Continue reading

Excessive Heat Warnings, Heat Advisories in Effect

Here is a look at the most recent advisory map courtesy of Pivotal Weather. Excessive heat warnings and heat advisories are in place for the extreme — and in some instances recording breaking — heat that is expected today and tomorrow. For more details see our previous post (link). For… Continue reading

Unsettled Weather Pattern for Central/East Gulf Coast Next Week

A trough is going to dig into the the Eastern U.S. this weekend. During the first part of the week next week it will retrograde south, becoming positioned along the North-Central Gulf Coast. Once the trough becomes positioned along the North-Central Gulf Coast, it will stall/meander west. The result will… Continue reading

Extreme Heat This Weekend; Heat Indices of 105 – 110° Expected

Extreme heat is going to grip much of the Gulf Coast Region this weekend, with the hottest weekend of the year expected for the Mobile/Pensacola area. Heat advisories and excessive heat warnings are already in effect. Daytime high temperatures will range from the mid 90s to lower/mid 100s tomorrow and Sunday…. Continue reading

National Hurricane Center Monitoring Low Pressure in Northern Gulf

The National Hurricane Center is now monitoring the area of low pressure that has been sitting along the Northern Gulf Coast since Saturday for tropical development. We mentioned this potential last Tuesday (link). In their 2:00 PM CDT tropical weather outlook they put the odds of development at 10% over… Continue reading


A heat advisory has been issued for Southeast Louisiana and coastal Mississippi until 7:00 PM CDT this evening. Heat indices (feels-like temperatures) between 105 – 110° are expected. For future updates, follow us on twitter @GCSCWX. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or join our official Facebook group.  For an official, accurate… Continue reading

Low Pressure to Bring Unsettled Weather Through Fourth of July

A trough of surface low pressure has formed over the Northeast Gulf of Mexico. This trough is going to track slowly west along the Northern Gulf Coast this week (see figure 2), resulting in very wet, unsettled weather tomorrow through the Fourth of July. Periods of heavy rain are likely. The… Continue reading

Gulf of Mexico Will Need to be Monitored for Tropical Development Next Week

There is a low chance for tropical development in the Gulf during the first half of next week. The ridge that is going to be in place over the Central and Eastern U.S. next week could help spark TC genesis in the Northern Gulf, as it will lower pressures across… Continue reading

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