Today: Highs will be around 89 degrees with numerous showers. Overnight lows in the mid-70s. High pressure to our northeast will continue to bring in moisture and disturbances from the Gulf.
Friday-Saturday: Daily rain chances continue. Expect scattered showers and storms. Highs around 90 degrees.
Sunday-Tuesday: There will likely be a hurricane in the Gulf at this time making landfall anywhere from Texas to Mississippi. Models have been showing a Louisiana landfall. If this occurs, expect heavy rain, gusty winds, storm surge and a tornado threat. Stay tuned as the situation develops.
Tracking the Tropics: Eyes are on the Caribbean where there is a high chance of development of a system in the next 48 hours over the western Caribbean or the southern Gulf of Mexico. Development continues to look favorable as it approaches the Gulf Coast. We’ll have to monitor this one closely. Most global weather models currently project a hurricane making landfall in Louisiana on Monday morning. If this occurs, it would likely have major impacts for us. Flooding, storm surge 8-15 inches of rain, damaging winds, and a tornado threat. There is currently no well-defined center of circulation. Until we get one, the trajectory of this storm will remain unclear.
Two other disturbances in the Atlantic have a chance of development but are not a threat to Louisiana.