We’re headed to the stormy southern US for our forecast on this Saturday afternoon.
At 1153AM, CT, Monroe was reporting heavy rain and a temperature of 82 degrees. Day time convection has quite obviously already begun in Monroe and across northern Louisiana, where thunderstorm activity was seen from Shreveport to Vicksburg, Mississippi and as far south as Alexandria. Storms had been quite heavy when they clip a town head on, as they were doing in Shreveport, though storms were exiting Monroe for the time being.
The lingering wind shift boundary lay in the midlevels just north of Monroe, providing a focal point for convection in northern Louisiana today. A weak tropical wave in the Gulf of Mexico will draw a good deal of moisture towards it over the next couple of days, and the focus for heavier rains will shift to the southern half of the state. It would be foolish to leave out precipitation chances in the south this time of year, however for the next couple of days, the threat will be greatly reduced for thunderstorms in Monroe.
Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, with a low chance for some showers and storms, High 95, Low 74
Monday – Mostly sunny again, with showers and storms primarily south of town, High 93, Low 74
TWC: Tomorrow – Some clouds and possibly an isolated thunderstorm in the afternoon. High 94, Low 76
Monday – Isolated thunderstorms. High 92, Low 75
AW: Tomorrow – Times of clouds and sun with a shower or thunderstorm in spots in the afternoon High 96, Low 75
Monday – Intervals of clouds and sunshine with a shower or thunderstorm around in the afternoon High 96, Low 74
NWS: Tomorrow – A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, High 93, Low 75
Monday – A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Partly cloudy High 93, Low 75
WB: Tomorrow – A chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly in the afternoon. Partly cloudy. High 93, Low 75
Monday – A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon. Partly cloudy, High 93, Low 75