TROPICAL OUTLOOK: Disorganized showers and thunderstorms over the northwestern Gulf of Mexico are associated with a mid-level area of low pressure interacting with a surface trough located near the Texas coast. This activity wll continue through this evening keeping rain chances in place across Texas and Louisiana.
The summer solstice is Thursday morning at 5:07 and it will feel like summer during the afternoon as temperatures get back into the lower 90s under partly cloudy skies with just a 20% chance for a couple stray showers.
We're still looking for our best chance of rain (and the type of rain that can fill the gauge) from midday through the late afternoon. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.More news: Donald Trump, nervous Republicans scramble for legislative fix to family separation crisis
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No severe weather is expected, but some storms may produce some gusty winds and small hail. So, for the final few days of spring expect a mix of sun and clouds; hot, muggy days will continue with scattered showers and storms, mostly during the peak of the daytime heating process. That said, heavy rainfall could cause areas of brief street flooding, especially in the area that we typically need to monitor during heavy rain events.
The forecast models do not agree on how much rain we may see now through Thursday. Most of this has been south and west of metro New Orleans today. "1-2" of rain will be common but isolated spots could pick up 4-6" of rain in a short period of time.