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More Wet Weather To Start This Week

Short Term Forecast:  We have a clear, cool and very comfortable start to this Monday Morning across the Capital City as the cold front sits in the Gulf of Mexico.  Temperatures are in the lower to mid 60s...how refreshing is that?!?!  However, don't get used to it!


The cold front will turn into a warm front and it will start retreating back to the north this afternoon.  This will increase the humidity, the clouds and give us isolated showers and thunderstorms with the daytime heating.  High temperatures will be in the upper 80s.

The warm front will continue to push inland tonight.  This will make it mostly cloudy with scattered showers.  It will be much more humid with low temperatures in the lower 70s.

Week Ahead:  The warm front will continue to move inland on Tuesday.  At the same time a trough of low pressure will move into the Southeast U.S. with a cold front and an area of low pressure over the Western Gulf of Mexico will head toward the Louisiana Coast.  Combine all of that together and you get a set up for more heavy rain!  We will be mostly cloudy with numerous showers and thunderstorms.  Some storms could be strong with gusty winds and heavy rain.  We could pick up an additional 1 to 2 inches.  Highs will be in the mid 80s.  Tuesday Night will be mostly cloudy with a few leftover showers.  Lows will be in the lower 70s.

Wednesday may have a few lingering showers in the morning, but it will become partly cloudy by the afternoon.  We will not cool down behind these systems.  Highs will be around 90.  Wednesday Night will be mostly clear with lows in the lower 70s.

An area of high pressure will sit over us on Thursday and Friday before it moves to the northeast of Louisiana.  We will be partly cloudy, hot and humid each day with a spotty shower possible on Friday.  Highs will be in the lower 90s and lows in the lower 70s.

Weekend Outlook:  Another cold front will move toward Louisiana this weekend.  Saturday will be partly cloudy with isolated showers and storms forming ahead of the front.  However, I'm not expecting a lot of rain at this time.  Highs will be in the lower 90s and lows in the lower 70s.

The cold front will move into Baton Rouge on Sunday and it will bring us scattered showers and storms.  Highs will be in the upper 80s and lows in the upper 60s on Sunday Night with more showers.

Tropical Outlook:  There is an area of low pressure over the Western Gulf of Mexico, or a few hundred miles east of Brownsville, TX.  It is on the tail-end of the cold front that moved through this past weekend.  There are not many showers associated with the low even though pressures are low.  Currently, upper-level winds and dry air are preventing the system from getting better organized.  It will be merging with the front during the next few days as it moves to the northeast.  This will spread plenty of heavy rain across Louisiana on Tuesday.  NHC is giving this system a low chance of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 5 days.

Elsewhere...the rest of the tropics are quiet.

Keep the umbrella with you and have a great Monday!-Dave

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