Thursday Night: More afternoon storms on Friday; Fred to move into southeastern Gulf this weekend

Weather

Tonight: Early evening storms may produce heavy rain, gusty wind, and lightning. Mostly dry overnight. Low near 73°F.

Friday: Spotty showers and storms are possible. Rain chance is around 40-50% with a high near 92°F. It will feel like the 100s.

Weekend: Scattered showers and storms are expected each day. Rain chance is around 50% Saturday and around 60% on Sunday. It will not be a total washout, but rain coverage will be a bit higher than previous days. High temperatures will be in the lower 90s, but it will feel much hotter.

Next Week: Scattered to numerous rain chances into early next week. Highs will be in the lower 90s.

Tracking the Tropics: Tropical Depression Fred It will likely enter the southeastern Gulf of Mexico by Saturday. Models hint that it will eventually turn to the northwest then north toward the northeastern or north-central Gulf Coast. The current forecast cone includes the Alabama Gulf Coast to the western side of the Florida peninsula, but keep in mind, this could certainly change. As of now, Louisiana is not included in the cone. Meanwhile, Invest 95L is expected to track toward the Caribbean by the weekend. Next name on the list is Grace.

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