NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - It’s that time of the year, May provides the chance at seeing large storm complexes moving in from Texas and stalling over us which can lead to some of our biggest flood events.
Earlier this morning we had yet another complex of storms move in from Texas but the good news with this one is it has continued to weaken as it moves through Louisiana. The energy from this boundary is still enough to spark off passing downpours as we go through this afternoon. About a 60% coverage of rain is expected today.
Going into the second half of the weekend, I think we get one more round of storms developing across the area so I did increase the rain coverage up to 60% for Sunday. Again any storm activity over the course of this weekend can provide very heavy rainfall and a low end severe weather risk with gusty winds and intense lightning possible.
There is good news in this forecast and it comes for early next week as due to the development of what will likely be our first tropical system of the year in the Bahamas, the circulation around that storm will pull down dry air into our area. This will bring a stretch of no rain and lower humidity for much of next week.