LONG RANGE (WED-SAT): The long range period begins with the southeast ridge in place. Relatively calm conditions will dominate the long range period until a new system looks to lift northward from the gulf of mexico late in the long range period. Given the environment in the gulf, a tropical depression/storm can't be ruled out. This system will move north/northwestward around the ridge and could spell moisture into the natural state.
~Senior Forecaster Cameron