The ridge over the eastern US has weakened and started to prograde with a center of high pressure off the coast of New Jersey, while a trough has begun to dig toward the south. This weakness accompanied by an upper level low in the gulf, forecasted to move west into south central Louisiana will up our rain chances throughout the weekend. An inverted trough associated with this low stretches off the coast of the Mississippi River delta, and into the Florida panhandle. This will help kickup storm activity along the gulf coast. The low will help aid thunderstorm coverage with the introduction of some deep layer moisture. This will likely give us rain chances near 50% through the weekend. By next week, expect rain chances to lessen and temperatures to rise in the mid 90s.