Storms Rumbling Across Louisiana This Morning
The image that you see below is from the National Weather Service Radar based at the NWS Forecast Office in Lake Charles. At the time we captured the image it was just before 0400 a.m. Depending on when you see this story those multi-colored blobs on the radar screen may be on top of you or have just passed over you.
The deep red and orange signatures on the radar scan suggest the areas with the heaviest rain. That area will be spreading to the east and southeast as we move through the morning commute this morning.
This could cause problems for parents attempting to get school-agers on buses or dropped off at their respective schools without getting them drenched. The wet weather conditions could also create traffic issues for motorists who are attempting to head to their jobs on this first workday of the week.
Early in the morning and in the overnight hours as this weather system passed through east Texas and northern Louisiana there were some severe weather warnings associated with some of the storms. Most of that activity has calmed down to below the severe storm threshold but the next few hours across portions of Louisiana could be rather bumpy.
The Storm Prediction Center does call for thunderstorms across all of Louisiana today but only a small sliver of the southwestern corner of the state is actually listed as having a "marginal threat" for severe storms.
If there is a silver lining to this storm threat today it might be this. The threat of rains and the cloud cover could keep the afternoon high below 90 degrees. It's been a while since that has happened. Rain chances are currently posted at 60% or better for the I-10 corridor. It does look as if that elevated chance of storms will remain with us in that part of the state through Tuesday evening.
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