Short Term Forecast: We have an early start to the showers and some thunderstorms this morning. They are isolated to scattered across Southeast Louisiana and will become more widespread through the morning. Otherwise, it is mostly cloudy and muggy with temperatures in the mid to upper 70s.
The showers and thunderstorms will be scattered to widespread as we head into the afternoon hours. They are developing from a stalled cold front located north of Louisiana combined with the heating of the day. Some could be strong to severe at times. The main threat will be heavy rain and frequent lightning strikes. High temperatures will only get into the upper 80s thanks the rain and clouds today.
The showers and storms will decrease in coverage tonight, but there will still be some lingering overnight. Where it is not raining, we will have mostly cloudy skies with low temperatures in the mid 70s.
Week Ahead: Another round of scattered showers and storms can be expected on Wednesday and Thursday as the front stalls along the I-20 corridor. Some could be strong with heavy rain again. Highs will be in the upper 80s to around 90. Low temperatures will drop into the lower to mid 70s with some stray showers overnight.
Heading into Friday, the cold front will move to the northeast and dissipate. This will decrease the amount of storms we will see, but you can expect another round in the afternoon hours. Since we will have more sunshine it will get a little hotter with highs in the lower 90s. Friday Night will be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 70s.
Weekend Outlook: We will return to a more typical Summer-time pattern with pop-up scattered afternoon thunderstorms on Saturday and Sunday. It will be hot and humid with highs in the lower 90s and lows in the mid 70s each night.
Tropical Outlook: All areas of the Tropical Atlantic Basin are quiet, and tropical cyclone formation is not expected through Wednesday.
Keep an eye on the radar and have a good day! -Dave