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Moving into mid and late week, rain chances will nudge up a little bit each day into the isolated category.


Today and tonight: Early sprinkles on Wednesday were a bit of a surprise as the atmosphere remains dry down low and fairly stable up top. For that reason, we’re still only expecting a stray shower or thunderstorm this afternoon with more clouds than sunshine. High temperatures will be in the low 90s with low temperatures in the low 70s. The humidity will remain elevated.

Looking ahead: Thursday and Friday offer slightly better rain chances with isolated showers and thunderstorms developing each afternoon. Overall, about 30% geographical rain coverage is expected in the forecast area. Away from any cooling showers, it will be partly sunny and humid with highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 70s. With a similar forecast carrying into the weekend, no outdoor plans will be washed out, be please remember to have shelter nearby in the event of lightning. That means you, tailgaters! You would only need to take a brief break indoors—worth it for your safety!

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Forecast Discussion: An upper level wave pinched off near the Texas Coast has been allowing showers and thunderstorms to flirt with the local area. To this point, most of the activity hasn’t made it farther west than the Atchafalaya Basin. The wave is nudging eastward, but also weakening. Still, its influence provide a slightly better chance for a stray shower east of the Mississippi River on Wednesday although atmospheric moisture remains low and forecast models are not too aggressive with any precipitation. They do however start to feature better rain chances Thursday through Monday. This coincides with the region being east of a Southern Plains ridge and somewhat under the influence of a Southeast U.S. trough. As the trough gets closer through the weekend, showers will become more probable.


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