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Storms Likely Today

Posted: 3:38 AM, Jun 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-05 04:38:26-04

Lots of cloudiness is expected today with showers and thunderstorms becoming quite likely through the day. A disturbance moving southeast across the region, along with an old stationary front will provide enough instability, and daytime heating should be the trigger to get storms going. Plenty of moisture is in place as dew points are well into the 70s. Overnight storms, for the most part have dissipated. A few storms have lingered over central Louisiana.

Some of the storms developing today could be healthy rain producers. Not everyone will get the heavy downpours, but those tropical type rains can easily put down an inch or two in a short period of time. This could bring localized street flooding to the usual areas. Some storms will produce frequent lightning, gusty winds, and possibly some small hail. A severe thunderstorm warning could be issued for any, or multiple storms during the day.

 

Temperatures will stay a bit below the average because of the overcast skies and the possibility of rainfall. Expect highs to reach the mid to upper 80s. Heat index values will remain in the mid 90s, but it will remain very, very muggy.

Wednesday should bring a bit more sunshine, but there still could be a few showers and storms. Thursday and Friday look to be more quiet. Tropical weather remains quiet too.