Tonight: Clouds and stars tonight with morning lows in the mid 70s.
Saturday & Sunday: Deep tropical moisture surges back into the region, which means rain coverage will climb. Neither day will be a total washout, but rain coverage will sit around 70 to 80 percent on Saturday. Heavy rain is a threat and that could lead to localized flash flooding. Low-lying areas, flood-prone areas, roads, streams, bayous, and creeks will be the most vulnerable spots. Rain totals through the weekend look to be around half of an inch to 2 inches with isolated spots picking up more than that. Sunday’s rain coverage may come down a little bit to around 60 to 70 percent.
Make sure to grab the rain gear if you’re heading to the Southern or LSU game. Rain chances will wind down past kickoff for the Southern game, but lingering rain through the game will still be possible. Of course, you won’t need the rain gear inside the Dome, but for tailgating, you will likely need it.
Labor Day: Scattered to numerous showers and storms are expected at times, but it won’t rain all day long. Highs in the 80s.
Rest of Next Week: Scattered to numerous showers and storms are expected just about daily. This will keep our temperatures down in the 80s. Seven-day rain totals will be around 1 to 3 inches with locally higher amounts almost a guarantee. Model guidance diverges for later in the week. For now, we are going with a 60 percent rain coverage for our area. Stay tuned for changes.
Tracking the Tropics: Hurricane Danielle has formed in the northern Atlantic, but it will stay away from the United States. Tropical Storm Earl developed east of the Leeward Islands. It will not impact the United States and there are no threats to Louisiana.