StormTracker Morning Forecast…
Today: Hanna will continue to move across the Gulf toward Texas, which will increase our rain chances today. Since Hanna will stay to our south, we will still see outer rainbands from it, but we also need the daytime heating and marine breezes to help ignite showers and storms today. Expect periods of passing showers and isolated storms. It will not be an “all day rain” – instead, it will be an “off and on rain”. Rain chance is currently around 70-80% for the Baton Rouge metro. Heavy rain may lead to isolated flooding. Coastal Flood Advisory is in place for coast and areas surrounding tidal lakes. Highs in mid and upper 80s.
Tonight: A few passing showers are likely. Rain chance is around 30%.
Saturday: Periods of numerous showers and storms. Heavy rain may lead to isolated flooding. Rain chance is currently around 70%. Highs in the mid and upper 80s.
Sunday: Tropical moisture and passing disturbances will lead to continued elevated rain chances Sunday and into next week. Rain chance is currently around 60%. Again, it won’t be a weekend washout, but rain chances will be higher as passing showers and isolated storms are likely at times.
Monday: Numerous showers and isolated storms. Rain chance is currently around 70%. High temperature near 85. Low near 75.
Tuesday: Scattered to numerous showers at times. Rain chance is around 60%. High near 87.
Wednesday: Elevated rain chances continue as passing disturbances and tropical moisture remain in the picture. High near 89.
Thursday: Rain chance may be a touch lower. Currently around 40%. High near 90. Seven day rainfall totals are between 2-4″ along the 10/12 corridor and 4-6″ near the coast. Locally higher amounts will be possible.
Tracking the Tropics: Hanna is currently in the Gulf and will continue to track to the west-northwest toward Texas. It may even take a swing at becoming a minimal hurricane before making landfall near Corpus Christi over the weekend. We will feel some impacts from the system here in South Louisiana through Sunday. More tropical moisture will be funneled in from the Gulf past Saturday, which will lead to high rain chances. Weekend rainfall totals are between 1-3″ along the 10/12 corridor and 2-3″ near the coast. Locally higher amounts will be possible.
Tropical Storm Gonzalo is forecast to become a hurricane as it moves toward the Windward Islands. It is expected to dissipate in the Caribbean.
Another tropical wave will need to be watched in the coming days as it travels across the Main Development Region.