Daily afternoon storm chances continuing through the weekend.
Happy Friday everyone! Still dealing with some off and on shower activity across the area, but most of that should begin to dissipate through the course of this evening. I'll hold rain chances at 40% for the evening time frame.
Lows tonight will be dropping back into the mid to upper 70s.
The driver for storm activity this weekend across the Gulf Coast will be an upper trough that will essentially park itself across the eastern Gulf states. I think the heaviest of the activity will actually stay a little farther to our east in portions of Southeast Louisiana, and places like the Alabama/Florida coasts where this disturbance is centered. However, still being in such close proximity to this feature and along with daytime heating, we are likely to see at least some scattered storms develop through the course of Saturday afternoon and evening. Rain chances will sit at around 50%, but keep in mind that it will not be raining all day long nor does it look like a washout for the holiday. In fact, we are likely to see peaks of sunshine through the course of the day. Just keep an eye to the sky and be prepared to head indoors if the thunder gets rolling. Highs will top out in the lower 90s.
Elevated rain chances will stick around through next Tuesday before high pressure starts to build back in from the southeast to help dry things out. Have a great holiday weekend, y'all!
In the tropics: No new developments expected in at least the next 5 days