Weather Update - Saturday September 16th

WEST MONROE, La - We had another hot Saturday across the ArkLaMiss under partly cloudy skies, leaving for a perfect afternoon for college football. A few of us in Chicot County (AR) and Concordia Parish (LA) are seeing some sprinkles but most of us are staying dry. We can't rule out the chance for scattered showers later this afternoon but any rain chances will be gone by around  10 PM.

Tonight, we will see overnight lows dip in the low 70's under mostly clear to partly cloudy conditions.

We do have the potential for afternoon scattered showers across the southern portion of the ArkLaMiss, but the rest of us should see partly cloudy conditions with highs in the low 90's. Expect this general trend as we head into the beginning of the next work week.

In regards to the tropics, there is quite a lot going on. Hurricane Jose became a Category 1 hurricane this morning and is expected to stay out to sea bringing high surf and rip current concerns to the east coast. Tropical Storm Lee is well off in the Atlantic Ocean, but is not expected to affected the US at all.

Tropical Storm Maria is east of the Leeward Islands and is expected to follow a similar path to Irma by making landfall on the Leeward Islands and then Puerto Rico. The good news is that Maria is not expected to reach major hurricane strength like Irma, but is still expected to affect the same area. 


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