Get the shrimp boots
As we enter the day today, we start off with one foot in shrimp boots, and the other in a pirogue. It's been raining all night and the rain is expected to continue through the morning. The good news is that we've been noticing a break from the rain later into the afternoon and evening with even the chance of a little sunshine to poke through potentially. That sounds like wishful thinking but it isn't impossible. Things could be okay by first pitch tonight, but before then we are dealing with periods of heavy showers. Overall, this part of the state is expected to receive 4"-7" through this event, some even localized higher amounts.
Today, expect mostly cloudy skies, heavy showers and thunderstorms until about the afternoon where out temperature will be near 72 degrees. The humidity sticks with us and the rain backs off a bit. Overnight, a few showers arep possible as temps only drop to about 67 degrees under mostly cloudy skies.
The Wearin' of the Green may have to dodge a few showers. Our consensus all week has been that the chance for a few showers exists in the morning, but not to the strength that we saw yesterday or this morning. In fact, we tailgated in rougher weather this past football season than what we expect on Saturday morning. The heaviest SHOULD stay to our east, but stay updated through the day for the latest forecast.
Beyone Saturday, the sky opens up and unfortunately we don't cool very much. Perhaps a little dry air, but that's it. We're lookin at sunshine, but 80's as we head into next week.
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