Eyes on Gulf, heavy rains target Texas

Jared Silverman gives the 10 p.m. forecast on Saturday, August 13.
Published: Aug. 12, 2022 at 4:25 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 13, 2022 at 11:04 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. -Our local rain chances may be on the decline over the weekend with a 50% chance of showers/storms Saturday, down to a 30% chance on Sunday. Highs will be in the low 90s both days under a mix of sun and clouds.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Saturday, August 13
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Saturday, August 13(wafb)

The focal point for this forecast cycle continues to be the disturbance in the Gulf, which is nothing more than a trough of low pressure in the Northern Gulf. The good news is that computer models show this feature moving west towards Texas.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Saturday, August 13
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Saturday, August 13(wafb)

As such, our local rain chances will go down once this low moves inland to Texas on Sunday.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Saturday, August 13
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Saturday, August 13(wafb)

At this time, there is only a low chance of any significant tropical development, and this low is not expected to get a name.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Saturday August 13
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Saturday August 13(wafb)

Our chances of rain will stay low going into the next work week, with only a 20% chance of storms Monday, and 30% chance Tuesday. Highs will stay warm in the low to mid 90s during this period.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Saturday, August 13
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Saturday, August 13(wafb)

We could see an increase in storms late next week. Stay tuned.

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