Rain and thunderstorms look quite likely tonight and Wednesday thanks to a weak cold front that has stalled over Southwest Louisiana. Upper level disturbances will also move overhead and those will help to increase the coverage of rain each time one passes by and one of those will move by late today into tonight and another one is likely on Wednesday. So storms currently over Texas will move east toward SW LA this evening and these will bring heavy rainfall, frequent lightning, and gusty winds in excess of 40 mph. Some storms could turn severe too with strong winds the primary threat. The chance for rain tonight and Wednesday is 60% with a 20% chance of severe storms anywhere in SW LA. Wednesday will likely start off a few degrees cooler due to rain overnight knocking the temperature down a bit; but once the sun rises the temperatures will increase quickly! The weak cold front should dissipate by Thursday so our rain chance decrease to 30% with fewer showers and storms across the area. Friday will be the driest day of the next 7 days with high pressure trying to take control of our weather. But that trend will be short-lived with a better chance of rain returning Saturday through early next week with a 30% chance of showers and storms in the afternoon hours. We are still watching Tropical Depression # 2 currently over the Yucatan of Mexico, but it will likely emerge into the Bay of Campeche tonight and could gain a little strength before making another landfall in Mexico by Thursday. This system poses NO threat to Southwest Louisiana! For radar anytime go to www.kplctv.com/weather or use our free mobile weather app.
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