Forecast Last Updated at Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 12:43PM
This afternoon's outlook has more showers and storms developing through the evening hours. Wednesday, a weak cold front moves through our area, keeping keeping scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms in our forecast. Here's some good news: Thursday and Friday have the least amount of rain chances this week! Enjoy that while is lasts, because it doesn't last long. Once we head into the weekend, the rain chances rebound and we head back into the typical pattern of summer afternoon showers.
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Hi: 71 Lo: 58
Mostly cloudy; Scattered showers & thunderstorms; South wind 5-15 mph, light at night
Hi: 73 Lo: 55
Partly sunny; Scattered PM showers & thunderstorms; NW wind 5-10 mph
Hi: 71 Lo: 54
Partly sunny; Isolated PM showers & t-showers; Light & variable wind
Hi: 71 Lo: 57
Partly sunny; Widely scattered PM showers & t-showers
Hi: 73 Lo: 56
Intervals of sunshine & clouds; Scattered mostly PM t-showers
Sunday - Mostly cloudy; Showers & t-showers; High near 70 degrees; Low in the upper 50s
Monday - Mostly cloudy; Isolated Showers & t-showers; High in the upper 60s; Low in the mid 50s
Not much has changed since yesterday. If you had to look a calendar to check that we are still in May, don't worry. I did the same. Even though Hurricane season (no, I am not talking about hockey) starts June 1st, Mother Nature has other ideas. There is a potential tropical storm aimed at Louisiana for the weekend. However, let's zoom back into our home area. The biggest item on the forecast map for us is a cold front, a weak one at that, that will pass through into our area tomorrow. It doesn't stay here too long, as by Friday afternoon it's making its way into South Carolina.
Today's still a humid day with scattered showers and thundershowers developing this afternoon and continuing through the evening. Wednesday, the aforementioned cold front keeps some convective energy in our area, keeping showers around for another day.
Thursday and Friday swing around to the drier side with isolated shower coverage Thursday afternoon and widely scattered Friday afternoon. Remember that tropical low I mentioned? This weekend Louisiana won't be the only state to feel its effects. As the low tracks North, our moisture and energy levels will increase, thereby increasing our coverage for showers and thundershowers for the weekend into next week.
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