Today-Sunday: Enhanced moisture to our south over the Gulf of Mexico will lead to continued daily showers and thunderstorms. The farther north you are, the less you will see. Despite this, everyone has decent chances of rain each day. Grab those umbrellas! With all the rain we’ve already seen, a small risk of flooding will linger on Friday and Saturday due to more widespread coverage of the rain expected. Highs will be in the upper-80s.
Independence Day: We’ll have hit-or-miss showers and thunderstorms on 4th of July. A little early to tell the exact timing and if it will clear out in time for fireworks, but let’s hope so! The good news with all the rain means fires will be less likely with everything so wet.
Next Week: After Independence Day, scattered to spotty rain chances will continue with highs in the low-90s, near average for this time of year.
Tracking the Tropics: The National Weather Service has designated the tropical wave in the Caribbean Sea as Potential Tropical Cyclone #2. It will continue tracking due west towards Nicaragua and Costa Rica where it could make landfall before moving into the Pacific Ocean. This is not a threat to Louisiana. The same goes for another tropical wave following in its wake with only a 10% chance of development in the next 5 days. Another disturbance on the Gulf of Mexico that has been providing rain to much of the Gulf Coast for the past several days is now no longer expected to develop into a tropical depression or tropical storm.