Tonight: We will need to monitor the potential for storms to move into the area late tonight. They will likely weaken as they drift southward, but they may still be intact enough to clip our northern parishes and Mississippi counties. Heavy rain, gusty wind, and even small hail will be possible. Otherwise, partly to mostly cloudy with temperatures in the 70s.
Thursday & Friday: A stalling front will lead to showers and storms at times both Thursday and Friday. We will need to watch for heavy rain and flash flooding, as well as strong to potentially severe storms. Main concern would be for damaging wind gusts and perhaps even some hail. We could easily pick up 1 to 4 inches of rain before the weekend. Some locally higher amounts will be possible.
This Weekend: Scattered to numerous storms will likely be around even though the front will begin to lift back to the north. Passing disturbances and a lot of moisture will lead to elevated rain chances. Highs will be in the upper 80s to lower 90s.
Next Week: The weather pattern stays unsettled through the week. Daily storm chances with highs in the upper 80s to around 90 degrees.
Tracking the Tropics: A disturbance will eventually move over the Bay of Campeche. Once it is there, it could develop into something tropical. Either way, it would likely be a southern Texas or Mexico threat. Down the road, waves will begin to emerge off the African coast. We will need to watch those, but they are not a threat for now. Keep in mind, most hurricanes develop during the months of August, September, and October, on average.