Zack: Heavy summer storms possible today

Street flooding is possible in spots
Published: Jul. 5, 2022 at 4:07 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Slowly but surely, we’re cutting into the rainfall deficit we had going this year as the daily storms continue to rule the forecast.

More storms are on the way Tuesday. In fact, today might bring the highest storm coverage of the entire work week. I’ve bumped rain coverage up to 70 percent and those storms will be slow movers. That means be on the lookout for street flooding in spots today, as a quick downpour could drop 2-3 inches of rain in a short amount of time. Once the storms start popping by late morning into the afternoon, temperatures will trend down into the middle 80s.

As the week goes on, fewer storms seem to be on the way. Rain chances drop into the 20-30 percent range by Thursday and Friday, with this drier pattern possibly lingering into next weekend. Highs will respond back to the middle 90s with less storm activity and more sunshine across the area.

In the tropics, all is quiet on the Atlantic side. But Hurricane Bonnie is churning as a Category 2 storm in the Pacific on the other side of Mexico.

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