Rain returned to much of central Louisiana Monday. Most folks got wet but the amounts were generally modest.
An upper-level low centered over the southern Plains is bringing a deep flow of moisture to central Louisiana. There is little cap in the atmosphere so any daytime heating will serve to activate convection. Monday's coverage was probably about 80%. Here are the top five totals: Simmesport 1.18; Pitkin 0.73; Natchitoches 0.71; Natchez, MS 0.66; and Plaucheville 0.60. Everyone I talked to said the rain was welcome.
The upper low will move westward Tuesday but the moisture will remain; therefore, tomorrow offers us the likelihood of rain. By midweek, the massive high pressure cell aloft over the Ohio Valley, Great Lakes, and the Eastern States will build westward. This will increase temperatures a bit and lower rain chances.