Mostly cloudy and warm for today with temperatures rising into the mid-upper 70s later this afternoon. Rain chances will be isolated (20%) throughout the day.
An upper-level trough still looks to approach the area tomorrow, spawning a surface low across the northern Gulf of Mexico.
It does appear now, however, that the heaviest rainfall may stay offshore. The GFS and our high-resolution models show rainfall totals of 1-3 inches across most of Acadiana, with higher rainfall totals near the immediate coast. This system will give us some much-needed rainfall, but hopefully, rainfall rates do not get too high, so flash flooding doesn’t become a concern. Rainfall totals of 2-4 inches over a 36-hour period with no flash flooding would be the best-case scenario!
Hopefully, this is one of many systems that will give us rainfall this winter, as El-Nino winters are usually more active across the area.