Scattered showers round out the week; GONZALO named
After about half of us saw rain yesterday, more rain is expected in the afternoon today.
Today and Tonight: Isolated afternoon showers will be the story yet again today. In the pockets of sunshine, some areas will heat well into the 90 likely topping out near 93 degrees. Areas that have rain will be a bit cooler and overnight lows will be near 76.
Up Next: Tropical moisture will bring more rain on Thursday. Expect about 70% coverage for showers and storms. The widespread rain will keep temperatures to near 87 during the day and 76 overnight. Widespread rain will be a possibility again on Friday with coverage near 70% of the area. Temperatures on Friday will be near 87 degrees with overnight lows near 76. Things will dry out a bit for the weekend with rain chances confined to the afternoon hours (between 20-30% coverage) and temperatures back in the low 90s. Stay with the WBRZ Weather Team as we continue to track the tropics.
Tropical Depression Seven has intensified to reach 45mph wind speeds and picked up the name Gonzalo.
Closer to home… A tropical wave is producing a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms over the eastern Gulf of Mexico, southern Florida, and western Cuba. Gradual development of this system is possible while it moves west-northwestward during the next few days. This disturbance is expected to move over the central Gulf today, and reach the northwestern Gulf on Thursday and Friday. An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate the system later today, if necessary. Formation chance through 48 hours...low...30 percent. Formation chance through 5 days...medium...40 percent.
Shower activity for Wednesday will be powered by daytime heating. Starting tomorrow, precipitable water values will exceed 2 inches making it possible for a couple of washouts. Showers associated with tropical moisture will be moving quickly, so the flood concern is low. A heavy rain threat will continue through Friday and though the flood concern is low, some flooding will be possible in isolated locations. The rain pattern will return to climatological normal over the weekend.
The WBRZ Weather Team is here for you, on every platform. Your weather updates can be found on News 2, wbrz.com, and the WBRZ WX App on your Apple or Android device. Follow WBRZ Weather on Facebook and Twitter for even more weather updates while you are on the go.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Parents say Baton Rouge police took 20 minutes to respond to potential...
'It's a long time coming': Iberville Parish President pleased with potential bridge...
In wake of two boating fatalities, Pointe Coupee officials hoping for safe...
Some hurricane plans to change in Tangipahoa after Ida
Location for new bridge narrowed down to three options, all in Iberville...
Southern baseball walks off Jackson State in SWAC Tournament
Southern baseball wins game one 21-2 over Alcorn
VIDEO: Former Saints and Tiger Devery Henderson talks about the difference between...
New NCAA rules tweak opens door for more SEC dominance
VIDEO: Devery Henderson Talk about Bluegrass Miracle and the Saints "Rebirth game"