Saturday will once again be quite hot with temperatures near 100, but we will see a bit of relief into the weekend as showers and storms will develop with the strong high pressure that has been keeping us dry and hot pushing a bit to the west on Sunday.
Late Saturday an easterly wave will circulate around the southern side of the high bringing a better chance for storms. This will be late in the day so it won’t impact high temperatures much. Sunday for Father’s Day the high moves back to center over Southeast Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf coast dropping rain chances.
We can expect to see a better chance for showers into the late afternoon each day into the weekend. A heat advisory was put into place for most of the region today as temperatures rise into the middle 90s and feels like temperatures are in the triple digits for most.
Partly cloudy and hazy skies persist as we continue to keep pollution and dust close to the ground. Rain chances will improve a bit as as the high sits a bit more to the north and it will be easier to trigger afternoon storms.
The Storm Prediction Center places a level two slight risk for severe storms across all of southeast Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast and a level 3 enhanced risk along the Mississippi state line including parts of Tangipahoa and Washington parishes as well as Pearl River county. Stay mindful of the possibility of strong winds and heavy rain.
Now the high pressure that kept the rain away backs west a bit and we will see enough of a break down to get more showers and storms around for Thursday afternoon. Showers and storms are most likely later in the day.