Louisiana can’t yet completely exhale from the threat of more 2021 hurricanes, but it can begin to breathe a little easier as fall takes hold and makes conditions less conducive for tropical activity in the northern Gulf of Mexico.

The state has been rocked by five hurricanes during the past five years, including two of the most powerful to ever make landfall in Louisiana — Hurricane Laura in 2020 near Lake Charles and Hurricane Ida in August in bayou country.

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“The likelihood of tropical activity for us is dropping off fast,” Ben Schott, chief meteorologist for the National Weather Service’s New Orleans station, said in an interview with USA Today Network.

“We’re starting to get a pattern of cold fronts that are pushing their way all the way through to the Gulf of Mexico,” said Schott, an adviser to Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards during hurricane season.

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