Scattered rains return Tuesday but main action this week shows up Wednesday into Thursday

Jay Grymes gives the 10 p.m. weather forecast on Monday, May 23.
Published: May. 23, 2022 at 6:13 AM CDT|Updated: May. 23, 2022 at 3:40 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A series of disturbances will set the stage for periods of wet weather through Thursday morning. Monday thunderstorm coverage will be scattered in nature.

Jeff Morrow and the WAFB Weather team provide an update on the rain that will arrive by midweek and the forecast headed into Memorial Day Weekend.

After a mostly-dry morning start with a few patches of fog, scattered rains are back for Tuesday afternoon. The action will taper off Tuesday night and early Wednesday but the pattern gets wet again as a late May cold front slides into northwest Louisiana on Wednesday morning and heads our way through the day.

Futurecast for Wednesday, May 25.
Futurecast for Wednesday, May 25.(WAFB)

That front will be slow to cross the state and will serve as a focus for widespread showers and t-storms. The slow advance of the front will mean a potential for locally heavy rainfall and flash flooding from Wednesday evening into Thursday morning.

Severe weather outlook for Wednesday, May 25.
Severe weather outlook for Wednesday, May 25.(WAFB)

One or two storms ahead of that cold front could also become strong-to-severe, although a widespread outbreak of active/severe storms is not expected. The main threat from those storms will be damaging winds with a few pockets of hail, along with localized roadway flooding and standing water.

Severe weather threat for Wednesday, May 25.
Severe weather threat for Wednesday, May 25.(WAFB)

The front moves east on Thursday with clearing skies, lower humidity, and a dip in daytime temperatures. At this point, the extended Memorial Day Weekend, from Friday through Monday, looks to cooperate weatherwise. Expect plenty of sunshine for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with just isolated rains possible for Monday. Highs on Friday currently look to be in the mid 80°s with temperatures rebounding to around 90° for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

10 day forecast as of Monday, May 23.
10 day forecast as of Monday, May 23.(WAFB)

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