Tonight: Clouds and stars tonight with morning lows in the mid 70s. 

Friday: We’re going to stay mostly dry and hot on Friday. Afternoon and evening pop-up storms are possible, but most areas are going to stay rain-free until Saturday arrives. Highs in the low and mid 90s. 

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. 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 1 to 2 inches with some hot spots picking up over 3 to 4 inches. Make sure to grab the rain gear if you’re heading to the Southern or LSU game. Of course, you won’t need the rain gear inside the Dome, but for tailgating, you will likely need it at some point during the afternoon. 

Labor Day: 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 2 to 3 inches with locally higher amounts almost a guarantee. 

Tracking the Tropics: Danielle formed in the northern Atlantic. It is forecast to become a hurricane, but it will stay away from the United States. Two other waves are being monitored by the NHC, but they will not pose a threat to our area. The Gulf remains quiet for now. Keep in mind, most hurricanes develop from August through October, on average.