An area of low pressure will track along the northern Gulf Coast, which will increase our rain chances. It’s going to be cool and rainy with temperatures in the 50s. Severe weather will not be an issue due to the southern track of the low pressure system. Off-and-on rain is expected on Saturday. It likely will not rain from start to finish, but we can expect waves of rain. Have an indoor plan ready to go, but there will likely be enough dry time in the mix, especially south of I-10/I-12. Higher rain coverage and higher rain totals are expected to be along and north of I-10/I-12. Showers are expected to continue into the overnight hours, but rain coverage will not be as high.
The best chance for rain on Sunday will likely be early in the day and to the southeast of Baton Rouge. Clouds may even clear a bit before sunset. Highs will be in the 50s and 60s. Rain totals through the weekend will be around an inch or two for most areas, but pockets of heavy rain may lead to higher amounts.
Dry and sunny conditions return on Monday, but another storm system will move through the region on Tuesday. The Storm Prediction Center has placed portions of the central Gulf Coast under a Slight Risk (threat level 2 of 5) for severe weather. We will keep you updated on-air and online. For the latest forecast, check out our weather page.