Alexandra Cranford / WWL Eyewitness News Forecast Team

A weekly discussion of the tropics from the Eyewitness News Forecast Team

It's time to talk some tropics! So here we go: the good news is the Atlantic Basin is still very quiet. Dry air dominates the northern Atlantic Ocean, so not much is going on there. Windy conditions aloft are hanging over the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico, so we're not expecting any big storms there either.

While no organized storms are on tap, our part of the Gulf Coast will see an increase in tropical moisture for the second part of the week through the weekend. The large Bermuda high over the Atlantic Ocean will expand westward and push deep tropical moisture into our area.

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A tropical wave (an area of weak low pressure) over the western Caribbean will slide westward too. That will deliver an increased chance of showers and thunderstorms for our area Wednesday through the weekend.

Right now models don't show the tropical wave strengthening into a tropical storm. Still, it'll drag a rainy pattern over us. Remember to grab an umbrella and plan for scattered showers and thunderstorms in the area starting Wednesday.

Check back next week for your updated tropical outlook. Every week, the Eyewitness News Forecast Team will post a fresh tropics forecast for the week ahead.

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