Monday Morning: Heavy rain and flash flooding threat; Heating up this weekend

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StormTracker Morning Forecast…

Flash Flood Watch is in effect through Tuesday evening. Periods of heavy rain may lead to flash flooding for South Louisiana and Mississippi. Some areas could see an additional 3-6″ of rain between now and Tuesday evening. Isolated spots may see rain totals exceeding 6″.

Today: The unsettled weather pattern continues with likely rain chances. Numerous to widespread showers and storms today. Rain chance is around 80%. Heavy rain could lead to flooding issues for some. Highs in the mid 80s.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with some passing showers and storms. Rain chance is around 40-50%. Low near 74.

Tuesday: Numerous to widespread showers and storms once again. Rain chance is around 70-80%. Heavy rain could lead to isolated flash flooding. High near 87. Low near 74.

Wednesday: Rain chances will begin to lower a bit by Wednesday. Rain chance currently is around 50-60%. Wednesday will be the transitional day. High near 89. Low near 74.

Thursday: Mostly dry and hot with highs in the lower 90s. Rain chance is around 20%.

Friday: Getting hot and mostly dry conditions continue. Rain chance is around 20%. High near 93.

Weekend: Hot and a few spotty storms at times. Rain chance is around 30%. Highs near 95.

Tracking the Tropics: An area of low pressure (Invest 98-L) near the Florida Panhandle has a low chance for formation over the next 48 hours. Once it moves into the Atlantic, it will have a better shot for formation. No threat to Louisiana.

Tropical Storm Edouard is the earliest 5th named storm on record in the Atlantic Basin. No threat to land.

A tropical wave just east of the Windward Islands has a low chance for formation through the next 5 days.

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