Thunderstorms are already going across central Louisiana during the early morning hours. An upper trough is digging across the Midwest keeping unstable air over much of the south. It’s already fairly warm and humid with temperatures in the low to mid 70s over much of the region. A few locations are in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees. This trough will push eastward today dragging a front into the area. This will be the focal point for additional showers and thunderstorms throughout the day. Rain chances will be 70% or better. Expect on and off storms at any time, but most likely during the late morning into the mid afternoon period.
This front will continue to hold over the are tonight, therefore a few more storms may occur during the darkness hours. The front will eventually push over the coastline Wednesday, with some slightly drier air. This should push most of the rains east of the area, dropping our chances back into the typical 30%-40% range. Unfortunately the front will retreat northward, bringing the tropical air mass back over the region. This will keep the chances for rainfall high for the remainder of the week. At least the clouds and rain will hold temperatures in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees.
Another ripple of energy is expected to reach the area this weekend. Therefore, rain chances will be elevated again Saturday and Sunday. Tropical weather remains quiet!