The atmospheric setup hasn't changed much over the past 24 hours with very humid conditions and even a continuance of ongoing showers over the coastal parishes overnight.
The moist flow off the Gulf of Mexico continues through the day today with a good widely scattered coverage of mainly afternoon showers and storm expected. The rain chance will again remain at 40%.
High pressure aloft will gradually increase by mid-week resulting in a continuance of the hot 90+ degree afternoons and may also help to cut back on the amount of daily rain we see for Wednesday and Thursday, but I still expect at least a 30% coverage of afternoon showers those days.
The chance of afternoon showers and storms continues right on into the upcoming weekend with highs around 90 and the chance of rain each day at 40% with no change in sight to this summertime weather pattern.
Tropical Storm Dolly formed overnight in the Bay of Campeche and will be heading into mainland Mexico Wednesday morning. This storm is no threat to the US, but locally we can expect seas to run around 1 foot higher than normal today and tomorrow.
Have a great day!
7Stormteam Meteorologist Ben TerryCopyright KPLC 2014. All rights reserved.