Tuesday Morning: Hot and humid with scattered storms; Watching for tropical development in Gulf

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StormTracker Morning Forecast…

Tracking the Tropics: A tropical wave located near Cuba will move into the Gulf today. The NHC is giving the wave a medium chance for formation through the next 5 days. For now, it looks like a tropical depression could develop and may track toward Texas. Development or not, it will likely bring heavy rain and higher than normal tides to the Gulf Coast Thursday and Friday. Stay tuned.

Another tropical wave east of the Windward Islands (Invest 99L) has a medium chance for formation through the next 5 days. This will likely become a tropical depression or tropical storm within the next day or so.

Today: Rain chances in the Baton Rouge Metro are around 50%. The closer you are to Acadiana and the coast, the higher the rain chance will be. Any storm that develops will have the potential to produce heavy rain, lightning, and gusty wind. Mix of sun and clouds otherwise with highs in the lower 90s, but it will feel like the 100s.

Tonight: Mainly quiet and warm overnight. Low near 76°F.

Wednesday: Scattered storms are likely as a tropical wave begins to push into the central Gulf of Mexico. Rain chance is around 40%. Highs in the lower 90s. Overnight lows in the mid 70s.

Thursday: Tropical wave will move across the northern Gulf, which will increase our rain chances on Thursday and Friday. Best chance for heavy rain will be near the coast. Rain chance is currently around 60%. Overnight lows in the mid 70s.

Friday: Numerous showers and storms are likely as the tropical wave begins to move toward Texas. Heavy rain will be the main concern, but more so for the coast. Rain chance is around 60%. Highs right around 89°F.

Weekend: Lingering showers into Saturday. Rain chance is 40-50%. Rain chance tapers just a bit to around 30%. Highs in the lower 90s.

Monday: Typical summertime pattern with highs in the lower 90s with slight rain chances.

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