Tonight: Most of the rain should fade by sunset, but some showers may linger a little past sunset. Overnight temperatures in the low and mid 70s. Patchy fog by morning. 

Thursday & Friday: Numerous to widespread showers and storms are expected once again. Deep tropical moisture, a disturbance in the Gulf, and a front to our north will lead to bouts of heavy rain and we will have to watch for flash flooding. A quick 1 to 3 inches with locally higher amounts will be a good possibility. Low-lying areas, flood-prone areas, streams, bayous, creeks, ditches, roads will be the most vulnerable. Heaviest rain will develop during the afternoon hours. 

Weekend: Rain chances should begin to drop a bit, but we likely won’t be completely dry, especially south of I-10/I-12. Scattered storms are still expected on Saturday and spotty storms on Sunday. Be on the lookout for changes to the weekend forecast. 

Next Week: Lower rain chances on Monday, but scattered rain expected Tuesday through next Friday.  

Tracking the Tropics: Invest 97L is in the open Atlantic between Africa and the Lesser Antilles. It has a 10 percent chance for development. Saharan dust continues to keep the Atlantic atmospheric environment pretty hostile. Keep in mind, most hurricanes develop during the months of August, September, and October, on average.