This Evening/Tonight: Strong storms are possible this evening. Most will dry out after sunset, but a couple of showers and storms will be possible late this evening and overnight. Otherwise, partly cloudy with low temperatures in the lower 70s. Patchy fog is possible by morning. 

Thursday: An upper-level low will close off over the region. Passing showers and isolated storms are possible, but mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. If most storms hold off until later in the day, that could lead to bigger and stronger storms. High temperatures will still be in the upper 80s.  

Friday: The upper-level low will be directly overhead and that will lead to showers and storms at times. Total rain coverage looks to be around 60 to 70 percent as of now. It won’t rain all day long. Otherwise, partly cloudy with highs in the 80s.  

Weekend: The low will eventually get lifted out of our area, but it may take some time for this to happen. 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, but tailgaters will need to keep the rain gear on hand. The forecast could certainly change and rain coverage could be lower. 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 and into Tuesday. This won’t bring us a cooldown, but it would bring a drop in humidity and a dry stretch of weather for a few days. 

Tracking the Tropics: Danielle is a hurricane in the open Atlantic and eventually could track toward Europe as a weakening system. Earl is also in the Atlantic. It should stay just to the east of Bermuda and bring impacts to the island. A Hurricane Watch has been issued for Bermuda. Danielle and Earl will not impact our area. There are two other areas being monitored by the National Hurricane Center. No threats to Louisiana for now!