Today: A front along with tropical moisture will lead to scattered rain chances today. Highs will reach 88 degrees before the rain moves in. Tonight, we’ll dip into the low-70s.
Rest of the Week: Enhanced moisture to our south over the Gulf of Mexico along with a stalled frontal boundary lingering over the area will lead to continued daily showers and thunderstorms. The farther north you are, the less you will see. Despite this, everyone has decent chances of rain each day. Grab those umbrellas! Highs will be in the upper-80s to low-90s all week.
This Weekend: Rain chances may taper off a little this weekend, but chances still remain on Saturday and Sunday.
Independence Day: We’ll have hit-or-miss showers and thunderstorms on 4th of July. A little early to tell the exact timing and if it will clear out in time for fireworks, but let’s hope so! The good news with all the rain means fires will be less likely with everything so wet.
Tracking the Tropics: The National Weather Service has now designated the tropical wave in the Atlantic as Potential Tropical Cyclone #2. It will likely become Tropical Storm Bonnie before impacting the north coast of South America. It will continue tracking due west towards Nicaragua where it could make landfall as a category one hurricane. For now, this is not a threat to Louisiana, but it is worth monitoring for the next week. The same goes for another tropical wave following in its wake with a 20% chance of development in the next 5 days. Another disturbance has a chance of developing in the Gulf of Mexico (30% chance in the next 5 days) before moving onto the Texas coastline. This will most likely just cause increased daily rain chances along the Gulf coast, including here in Louisiana.