Today there is a LPS (Low Pressure System) 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. A secondary LPS is over the Northern Plains that is bringing with it a likely chance for rain, coupled with a slight risk for severe weather. Elsewhere a ridge of high pressure is anchored over the Great Lakes Region, much of the Midwest and the Ohio River Valley.
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A Low Pressure system and Front remains 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. Most of our viewing area has already seen rain with convection still active for parts of the area and even more rain is expected during the rest of the day. 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 later part of the work week.
For the rest of the day
Expect mostly cloudy to overcast skies with some areas seeing a little bit of clearing, this afternoon. Rain chances will remain high with a likely chance for shower and thunderstorms across Cenla. Temperatures will only top out in the lower to mid 80'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 before starting to taper off, this weekend.
For the rest of the 7day planner
Rain chances will remain good, through Friday, before tapering off. As rain chances go down, we will see skies clear out and temperatures return to the mid 90's. By Monday, we should be back to normal for this time of the year. Partly cloudy skies, highs in the mid 90's and a slight chance for afternoon showers and thunderstorms.
TODAY...Some early fog is possible, otherwise mostly cloudy skies with a 70% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Rainfall totals may reach two inches in some areas. Highs82-88. SW wind 2-12mph, expect stronger and variable winds near storms.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A few showers and thunderstorms may persist until 1AM. Little or no wind
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