Today there is a LPS over the SE U.S. that is stalling out over the Lower Mississippi River Valley. This system will bring with it a likely chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms. Elsewhere a ridge of high pressure is anchored over the GLR, much of the Midwest and the Ohio River Valley.
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A Low Pressure system and Front have stalled out to the north of Louisiana. Southerly winds are continuing to pump a lot of moisture into our region. This added moisture, coupled with a stationary front is assisting with widespread convection. The southern third of our viewing area saw a lot of morning rain, whereas the northern two-thirds of our area only saw mostly cloudy skies. Cloud cover has begun to start burning off as temperatures are on the rise. The more heating that we see before rain begins, the more rain will be produced. At 11am convection did begin building in the northern parts of our viewing area. This means that even more development can be expected. I am keeping a likely chance for showers and thunderstorms in the forecast with even more development during the afternoon hours.
This same setup will continue during the next couple of days. So, we will keep rain chances up through the mid-week as a Low Pressure System remains stalled out, just north of Louisiana.
For the rest of the day
Expect partly to mostly cloudy skies with some areas seeing a little bit of clearing, later today. Rain chances will remain high with a likely chance for shower and thunderstorms across Cenla. Temperatures will only range from the mid 80's to the lower 90's. Most of the viewing area will continue to see some much needed rain. The good news is that these high rain chances will continue through the mid-week.
For the rest of the 7day planner
Rain chances will remain moderate to good, through Thursday, as a Low Pressure System develops and stalls out, north of our area. With rain chances and cloud cover so abundant, we will see temperatures range from the mid 80's to the lower 90's.
TODAY...Early fog remains possible. Otherwise, expect partly to mostly cloudy skies with a very likely (70%) chance for showers and thunderstorms. Peak rainfall amounts of 2-3 inches are possible. Highs 85-90. Variable wind, gusty near storms.
TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a few showers or thunderstorms persisting past midnight. Lows 71-76. Variable wind.
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