A soggy weather pattern is back for the local area over the next 7 to 10 days. A trough of low pressure is breaking down the ridge that has dominated our weather pattern over the last week, keeping rain coverage to the scattered category.
Even with a few showers popping up around the WAFB area Tuesday afternoon, extreme heat was once again the day’s main weather story as Baton Rouge returned to the mid 90s for the fifth consecutive day.
Saturday will be a little wetter than Sunday as it stands right now. Scattered to numerous showers and t-storms are expected to develop during the late afternoon into the early evening. That means we could see some passing t-showers for the Southern University home opener tonight at 6 p.m.
Scattered showers and a few storms rolled in from the east and southeast on Thursday in a bit of a combination between an onshore/sea breeze flow augmented by an outer rain band in the broad circulation associated with Invest 95L.
Wednesday was considerably quieter on Doppler radar compared to previous days, and that may be a good omen. Our forecast for the coming days calls for a drier weather pattern for the WAFB region, especially by the end of the weekend.
A disturbance currently near the Yucatan Peninsula - tagged as Invest 95L by the National Hurricane Center - is looking more and more like it will become a tropical depression or possibly even a tropical storm (“Joyce”) over the next few days as it moves into the western Gulf.
For many WAFB neighborhoods, Monday’s rains were a little late in arriving and that means scattered rains extending well into the evening. Most of those rains should come to an end by the late evening.
What is left of Tropical Depression Gordon continues to steadily move to the northwest, away from southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi. However, we're still looking at the potential for numerous showers/storms later Thursday.