Good afternoon! Today is going to be mostly cloudy and warm. We might see a few more peeks of sunshine this afternoon compared to this morning, though. Despite a mostly cloudy sky, our rain chances are not very high today. Most of the area won’t need their umbrella. A cold front will drop close enough to the area this afternoon and evening to trigger scattered showers and storms along and north of I-30 this evening and tonight. Highs today will be in the mid to upper 70s. A few places could hit 80 degrees. Temperatures will drop back into the 60s by 8 or 9 p.m. this evening.
Scattered showers and few storms will linger overnight, mainly across the I-30 corridor and points to the north. Shreveport-Bossier, the rest of I-20 and points will likely stay dry. Overnight lows will be on either side of 60 degrees.
Most of Wednesday is going to be mostly cloudy, warm and dry. Highs on Wednesday will be in the 70s. However, rain and a few storms will increase late in the day. The best chance of rain and storms will likely come Wednesday evening into Wednesday night. Widespread rain and a few storms will be possible during this time. Right now, the threat of severe storms looks very low. However, a few stronger storms can’t be ruled out. Locally heavy rainfall and flooding will be possible as well. Widespread rainfall totals will be between 1-3″ of rain.
Widespread rain and wet roads could make the morning commute on Thursday sloppy. The widespread rain will move east of the area Thursday morning. More scattered showers and a few rumbles could develop on the back side of the of the storm system Thursday afternoon, though. Highs on Thursday will be in the low to mid 70s.
The end of the work week will be dry and warmer. Highs on Friday will be in the upper 70s. The sunshine and warmer weather will stick around for the upcoming weekend. Highs on Saturday and Sunday will be near or above 80 degrees.
Have a great day!
KSLA First Alert Meteorologist James Parish