James: Showers and small storms may slow down your morning

James: Showers and small storms may slow down your morning

(KSLA) - Even though the threat of severe weather is low, a strong storm capable of strong to damaging wind gusts can't be ruled out.

These showers and storms will likely slow you down first thing Tuesday morning, especially if you are traveling on or near I-20 and points south.

By mid-morning on Tuesday, most of rain and thunderstorm activity will be south of I-20 will continue to drop south. This complex of showers and storms will likely drop south of the area by noon.

Only a few showers or storms will linger into Tuesday afternoon. Most will be dry. Most places across the southern half of the area will pick up another 0.5"-1.5" of rain by Tuesday night.

With the rain and storms in the morning and a cold front dropping through, afternoon highs will only be in the upper 80s to near 90F, which is considered below average for this time of year.

Wednesday could end up being the nicest day of the summer. Highs will only be near 90F. There's going to be plenty of sunshine to go around. Plus, the air is not going to be very humid. We should be in the comfortable zone on the Muggy Meter.

Thursday will be another nice day, but it is going to be a touch hotter.

Unfortunately, the nice summer weather isn't going to stick around for the weekend. By the end of the work week, the humidity is going to start creeping back in.

Highs Friday through early next week will be in the low to mid-90s.

Right now, it looks like a few showers and storms will be possible on Saturday and Sunday.

Current Burn Bans:

  • Northwest Louisiana: Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, De Soto, Jackson, Natchitoches, Red River and Webster parishes
  • East Texas: Camp, Franklin, Harrison, Panola, Red River, Rusk and Shelby counties
  • Southwest Arkansas: Columbia, Hempstead, Lafayette and Nevada counties.

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