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Your 7 Day Forecast

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A weak trough of low pressure continues to produce numerous showers and storms over the northern Gulf of Mexico waters this morning, but so far all the rain has stayed south of the coastline as most of it will again today.

Clouds associated with this feature will keep our temperatures in the lower 90's today with northeasterly winds between 5 and 10 mph.

I won't rule out the possibility of a passing shower or thunderstorm later today due to the close proximity of the disturbance to our south, but rain chances for inland locations will only be in the range of 20-30% today.

The previously mentioned trough of low pressure is showing no signs of tropical development this morning, and it looks very unlikely that it would ever develop due to high amounts of wind shear and drier air in the upper levels of the atmosphere.

It will continue to drift WSW into Texas over the next couple of days and remain a rainmaker, but that's it.

Later in the week, another trough of low pressure digging into the central US will drop our way by Friday and Saturday bringing another good chance of seeing scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Storm chances remain high going into the first half of the weekend with less rain expected by Sunday and Monday.

Hurricane Cristobal continues to move over the open waters of the Atlantic this morning and still poses no threat to the United States.

Have a great day!

7Stormteam Meteorologist Ben Terry

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