The muggy weather has returned overnight with dew point values surging into the upper 70s.Early morning scattered showers and storms continue to dot Southwest Louisiana and will continue to ramp up a bit through the daytime hours.Remember you can track radar anytime by going to kplctv.com and better yet by downloading the new and improved KPLC mobile app for smart phone and tablet devices.
Look for some storms later today to produce locally heavy downpours and cloud-to-ground lightning strikes.
Showers and storms could linger into the evening with more on the way for Saturday.The low pressure area responsible for our rain will stall over the area on Saturday continuing to provide our area with a good coverage of scattered showers and storms.
By the end of the weekend, the low moves out but our area is left with a very warm and muggy air mass.Daily afternoon storm chances will continue into early next week with around a 30% coverage in the longer range period.
Tropical Storm Bertha formed last night east of the Windward Islands and will be approaching that island chain later this afternoon as a tropical storm.It will continue a push towards Puerto Rico over the weekend and nearing the Bahamas on Monday.It is forecast to remain a weak storm and eventually curve north into the open Atlantic later next week.There is no threat to Southwest Louisiana at this time, but we’ll keep you posted with the latest on Bertha.