Tonight: Most rain should fade by sunset, but a couple of storms could drift into our area later this evening – This would be more for areas north and northwest of Baton Rouge. Overnight temperatures in the low and mid 70s.
Wednesday: Rain chances will start to climb on Wednesday as deep tropical moisture begins to surge into the area and it will be enhanced by an approaching tropical disturbance. There is the potential for localized flooding as a quick 2 to 4 inches of rain could drop in a short amount of time. Low-lying areas, flood-prone areas, streams, bayous, creeks, ditches, roads will be the most vulnerable. Heaviest rain will develop during the afternoon hours. Otherwise, partly sunny with highs near 90 degrees before storms arrive.
Thursday & Friday: Numerous to widespread showers and storms are expected once again. Deep tropical moisture, a tropical disturbance, as well as an approaching front will lead to bouts of heavy rain and we will have to watch for more flash flooding. Rain totals of 2 to 4 inches with locally higher amounts will be a good possibility before the weekend.
Weekend: Rain chances should begin to drop, but we likely won’t be completely dry. Scattered storms are still expected on Saturday and spotty storms on Sunday. Be on the lookout for changes to the weekend forecast.
Tracking the Tropics: There is a wave off the coast of Africa now has a low chance for development. Keep in mind, most hurricanes develop during the months of August, September, and October, on average.