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Erika dissipates, Eastern Pacific tropics remain active

Erika has dissipated as a tropical cyclone and the National Hurricane Center has discontinued advisories for the system. The remnants of Erika could still produce rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches or more, along with gusty winds, across southern and central Florida beginning on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Eastern Pacific remains active, with advisories continuing to be issued for Jimena and Ignacio.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Ruston, Ruston Regional Airport (KRSN)

Lat: 32.51°NLon: 92.59°WElev: 312ft.

Fair

76°F

24°C

Humidity 76%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.03 in
Dewpoint 68°F (20°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index77°F (25°C)
Last update 30 Aug 12:35 am CDT

Detailed Forecast

Rest Of Tonight
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds 5 mph.
Sunday
Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 90s. South winds 5 mph.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 5 mph.
Monday
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 90s. Southwest winds 5 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
Monday Night
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 70s. Northeast winds 5 mph.
Tuesday
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 90s.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 70s.
Wednesday
Becoming mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 70s.
Thursday
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s.
Thursday Night
Becoming partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s.
Friday
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s.
Saturday
Becoming mostly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s.



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