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Weather: No extreme heat and better rain chances

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www.youtube.com – – 2023-08-28 17:54:21

SUMMARY: Hurricane Franklin became the first major hurricane in the tropics. It is not expected to directly impact anyone and is forecasted to pass between the East Coast and Bermuda. Tropical storm Dalia is currently in the Caribbean and is expected to intensify before making landfall. Central and south Florida may start experiencing tropical storm force winds as early as Tuesday evening. Florida's Big Bend area may see the storm make landfall as a category three hurricane. The storm's remnants will continue to the Carolinas and eventually into the Atlantic. Strong wind shear and dry air may hinder further organization of the storm, but the forecast predicts some weakening. The interaction of the storm with land and a front should bring drier air and better rain chances to the area. The current radar shows heavy downpours in the North Shore and Mississippi. Temperatures have been cooler due to cloud cover and rainfall.

Chief Meteorologist Chris Franklin says extreme temps are gone and rain chances look better this week, along with a few days of less humid air.

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Thursday 10 PM Tropical update: Invest 90 low chance of development, potential for next week

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www.youtube.com – – 2024-06-13 22:29:50

SUMMARY: Chief meteorologist Chris Franklin reports that tropical moisture is bringing significant rainfall to South Florida, though no organized systems are present. An “invest” near Charleston has a low chance of developing. While there's currently nothing in the Bay of Campeche, early next week might see development as a wave from the Eastern Pacific moves over Mexico into the Bay. Over the weekend, no significant weather events are expected, but a potential system could later decrease rain chances by diverting moisture away. Franklin notes a trend towards less rain and anticipates a few very hot days ahead.

WWL Louisiana Chief Meteorologist Chris Franklin says Invest 90L has a low-end chance of development. The lack of moisture could decrease our rain chances.

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Flooding rains in parts of southern Florida

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www.youtube.com – – 2024-06-13 22:19:12

SUMMARY: Heavy rain and flooding continue to afflict Miami, prompting the governor to declare a state of emergency in several counties. Parts of I-95 are closed, and numerous flights are delayed. Streets remain underwater, leading officials to advise residents to stay home and avoid flooded areas. Many vehicles are stranded, awaiting towing once waters recede. The storm has dumped over 20 inches of rain in some areas, with Dan Beach rescuing at least 40 people from floodwaters. Miami Beach is opening nine public parking garages for residents to move their cars from low-lying areas.

Florida continues to deal with heavy rain and flooding Thursday with the Governor declaring a State of Emergency for several counties.

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Youth group helps landscape and clean up local parks

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www.youtube.com – – 2024-06-13 22:14:06

SUMMARY: A youth group from Ponak, Mississippi, led by Justin Cob of First Baptist Church, came to West Monroe and Monroe to help restore local parks. Over several days, they worked on cleaning parks by trimming overgrown grass, weeding, and clearing litter. Their efforts focused on ensuring parks are usable for the community. The initiative, supported by the youth ministry organization Generate, connects groups with local organizations like the Boys and Girls Club and soup kitchens, emphasizing community service. Justin highlighted that while their work benefits the community, it also provides invaluable learning experiences and satisfaction for the youth.

A youth group from First Baptist Church of Pontotoc, Mississippi came to Louisiana to help landscape and clean up community parks in the area. In this trip they helped 4 local parks in the Monroe and West Monroe area with the last park being Restoration Park.

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