With the Live Doppler 10 Blog I like to go more in depth and show more of the science portion of weather. Above is a tool we use called an upper air sounding. At the NWS office in Lake Charles they release a weather balloon every 12 hours while it goes up in the atmosphere it records data such as temperature and dew points. The red line is the temperature of the air as the balloon continues to go higher in the atmosphere and the green line is the dew points. Circled in purple is a temperature inversion aloft where a layer of warmer and drier air exist. This is what we call a Cap or Lid on our atmosphere. When warm air rises into this layer it will be cooler then its surroundings inhibiting any shower or storm development since now the air does not continue to rise as fast. As long as the cap stays strong it will be very difficult to see any rain even with this warm and moist atmosphere we are currently experiencing.