Daily shower chances return to the extended forecast

Posted at 6:07 AM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 08:25:10-04

A quick glance at the extended forecast and one thing becomes apparent, summer has arrived in south Louisiana.

It's not that temperatures have all of a sudden sky rocketed, although they are warming up, but more about how the overall weather pattern looks through the rest of this week and weekend.

A ridge of high pressure has parked itself just to our east which has allowed for winds to push in out of the south and bring along with it plenty of moisture for several days.

This is the exact kind of pattern that we get in the summer months and the arrival of summer can only be delayed for so long here along the Gulf Coast so it's arrival is hardly a surprise.

Temperatures will be in the low 80s the next several day, although with the humidity building up the heat index will be running a little warmer then that and it'll start to feel hotter heading into the weekend.

As the moisture piles up the showers will become more frequent with scattered showers and storms arriving as early as mid morning Wednesday and continuing all the way through into next week.

This isn't to say that it will be a steady stream of rain, there will be breaks in the wet weather, but the daily rain chances have returned and we'll see scattered showers through the rest of the week.

While it looks fairly wet here for the coming days the rain totals will stay manageable with rain totals over a multi day time period sitting around the 1-2" range which shouldn't lead to many problems.

The showers may be heavy at times though which could lead to some minor, quick localized street flooding if there's a hefty downpour in any particular area.

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