08/26 Ryan’s “Category 4 Laura” Wednesday Evening Forecast

Laura strengthened considerably this morning, and is now a category 4 major hurricane as it approaches the Texas/Louisiana coast. Even though that’s all happening 130 miles west of us, we’ll still see minimal impacts here.

Winds will be breezy but south of Tropical Storm levels and storm surge will top out at a few feet.

Expect another warm night with a low near 82 and cloudy skies. Rain chances will be slight, but pick up to around 50% for tomorrow afternoon.

The tropical moisture left in Laura’s wake will allow for slightly cooler highs, but the humidity will be off the charts.

Also, as Laura moves inland and weakens it will drag one of its feeder bands through, leading to another rainy day as we finish off the week. While not impossible, severe thunderstorms will be hard to come by. The weekend starts rainy, but by the start of next week we’ll be trending in a much drier direction.

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