(WBRZ News 2 Meteorologist Josh Eachus) Over the weekend, the forecast area saw a textbook “pop-up showers and thunderstorms” type of pattern. This week starts off similar with scattered showers and thunderstorms today and tomorrow.
Today and Tonight: Monday will feature mostly cloudy skies early with showers and thunderstorms flaring up by mid-morning and lasting into the late afternoon hours. 13 Parish, 3 County rain coverage will be on the order of 70 percent. Any storms could bring a brief downpour but no significant rain amounts are expected. Don’t look for a constant rain, rather off and on activity. A slowed afternoon commute is possible if the scattered action moves over the interstate system. Prior to any rain, temperatures will top out in the low 80s. Overnight showers and thunderstorms will fizzle with temperatures falling into the mid 60s beneath partly cloudy skies.
Up Next: Tuesday will bring fewer showers and storms and then shower coverage begins to taper into Wednesday with a little more sunshine. By the latter half of the week, expect more sun than clouds.
As we approach the weekend however, another front is expected to pass through the region. We are in a period now where fronts become less likely and afternoon pop-up showers and thunderstorms become more prevalent. It's possible that we could experience a drop in temperatures with this front. As far as timing, it looks like this front could pass anytime between late Saturday and early Monday.