Tonight: Areas of patchy fog. Overnight temperatures in the mid and upper 70s.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy and hot with highs in the low and mid 90s. Scattered showers and storms are possible, all thanks to a stalled boundary draped over the area. Rain coverage is around 40 to 50 percent for now.
Wednesday and Thursday: The rest of the week’s forecast is all dependent on what develops in the northern Gulf of Mexico. The National Hurricane Center currently gives a 30 percent chance for gradual tropical development. Rain coverage and location will be dependent on what develops. Either way, it will bring heavy rain to the Gulf Coast – the biggest question for now is where. Heaviest rains will likely fall Wednesday and Thursday. For our area, rain totals could range from 2-5” with locally higher amounts this week, but even higher totals the closer you are to the coast. There may be a very sharp gradient of excessive rain versus little to no rain.
Friday and the Weekend: The weekend rain will be dependent on what happens with the disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico. We are forecasting around a 40 to 50 percent chance for rain for now. Highs near 90 degrees.