Tonight: We will be mostly dry overnight, but a stray shower cannot be ruled out. Otherwise, partly cloudy with low temperatures in the lower 70s. A few spots may dip down into the upper 60s. Patchy fog is possible by morning.
Friday: An upper-level low will be over the region and that will lead to showers and storms at times. Total rain coverage looks to be around 70 percent. It won’t rain all day long, but rain will become increasingly likely as the day progresses. Heavy rain may lead to nuisance-type flooding in low-lying areas, roads, streams, creeks, bayous, poor drainage areas, urban areas. A few storms may be strong and produce lightning, gusty wind, and small hail. Otherwise, partly cloudy with highs in the 80s.
Weekend: The low pressure will slowly exit the area. Scattered showers and storms will likely be around during the afternoon and early evening on Saturday. Most of the storms should fade close to sunset. Tailgaters will want to pack the rain gear and plan to dodge a couple of showers or storms, mainly during the afternoon. The forecast could certainly change. Only spotty showers are expected on Sunday. Highs will be in the upper 80s before rain develops.
Next Week: A front is expected to move into the area Monday. This won’t bring us a cooldown, but it would bring a slight drop in humidity. Some model guidance shows the front stalling near the coast, which would mean slight rain chances would remain in the forecast and there would be a distinct temperature and dew point gradient from north to south. For now, we will keep little to no rain chances for the middle half of next week and low temperatures in the 60s.
Tracking the Tropics: Danielle is now a post-tropical cyclone. Earl is expected to become the first major hurricane of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season. It should stay just east of Bermuda, but it will still impact it. There are two other areas being monitored by the National Hurricane Center. No threats to Louisiana for now!