Friday Morning: Scattered to numerous showers and storms; Small drop in humidity next week

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StormTracker Morning Forecast…

Today: Sun and clouds before storms begin to develop this afternoon. Rain chance is currently around 60%. Some spots may stay mostly dry and hot, whereas others will see some heavy rain. Any storm that develops will have the potential to produce downpours, gusty wind, and lightning. Some storms may be slow-movers. SPC has placed areas northeast of Baton Rouge under a Marginal Risk (threat level 1 out of 5) for severe weather today – There is an isolated damaging wind risk. High temperatures will be in the low and mid 90s. Heat indices will be around 102°F-107°F with some higher values.

Tonight: Storms should fade shortly after sunset. A few storms may be possible overnight and into early Saturday with a low near 76°F.

Saturday: Scattered showers and storms. Some storms may be on the strong side. Be on the lookout for storms if you’ll be outdoors. Hot and humid otherwise. High near 94°F. Rain chance is around 40%. Low near 76°F.

Sunday: Widely scattered storms with highs in the mid 90s. Rain chance is currently around 30%. Low near 75°F.

Monday: A few spotty storms with highs in the low and mid 90s. A front will push to the south of our area, which will bring drier air from the north. High near 93°F. Overnight temperature near 73°F.

Tuesday-Thursday: If the front pushes south (as currently projected) and moves into the Gulf, we will have to watch for some stalling, which could increase our rain chances late in the week. Until then, rain chances will be quite low around 20% on Tuesday and Wednesday, before increasing to 30% on Thursday. Highs will be slightly below-normal in the upper 80s to lower 90s. Overnight temperatures will be in the lower 70s. Some may wake up to upper 60s.

Tracking the Tropics: Tropical Storm Josephine is expected to stay out in the Atlantic. It is expected to move into a more hostile environment in the coming days.

Invest 96L is off the coast of North Carolina and Virginia. The NHC is giving it a medium chance of becoming either a tropical depression or Tropical Storm Kyle. It is not expected to impact land.

Now is the time to make sure your hurricane preparedness kit is fully stocked and ready to go as we head into the climatological peak of hurricane season.

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