Warm & Muggy Weekend

Posted at 3:55 AM, Mar 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-08 04:55:04-05

The warmer air has returned and will likely stay through the weekend. Expect overcast skies for most of the weekend along with some scattered showers and thunderstorms. Storms will be more concentrated late Saturday into early Sunday with a front settling into the area. Along with an active mid and upper pattern, we’ll see unsettled weather into early next week, with a larger system by mid week.

As far as the weekend goes, look for cloudy skies today, with a few widely scattered showers and thunderstorms. This will occur as a minor disturbance moves across the area in the mid levels. This wave is currently over west Texas and will cruise eastward fairly quickly today. Rain chances will run near 40% with highs in the mid 70s.

Overnight, a few scattered showers will remain, temperatures will remain warm with lows in the 60s. Saturday will generally be the same as today, with scattered storms developing and getting more concentrated late Saturday as a cold front dips to the coast. Temperatures will be quite warm with highs in the upper 70s. The front will stall Saturday night, and this should be our best chance for rain and storms. Most of the severe weather should remain north of the region, although central Louisiana may be a taste of a few strong storms. This should linger into Sunday morning. Sunday will be warm and humid as the front stalls. A few showers will remain.

The front will lift northward Monday, allowing for a few breaks in the clouds and slightly lower rain chances. Highs will stay mild. Another, more powerful system should reach the area by mid week with heavy rains possible. Severe weather chances not known at this time, but certainly could play into the forecast.