A disturbance over South Florida is forecast to track over the western Gulf of Mexico over the next few days and sling moisture our way beginning tomorrow. The areas most prone to getting in on the wet weather will be Louisiana, Mississippi and parts of SW Alabama. There's a ridge of high pressure sitting off the Georgia/South Carolina coastline that is preventing this low from shifting further east. The system is very large and it's expected to be a slow-mover.
The western parts of our viewing area will see the bulk of the rain from this disturbance. At this point, we have a 40% chance of rain for Wednesday. A few storms may produce torrential downpours. As the system shifts further west, our rain coverage goes down to 30% on Thursday. Then by Friday into the upcoming weekend, only hit or miss showers are expected.
Moderate to strong onshore winds and building seas will mean hazardous boating. For now, there is a Small Craft Advisory in place until Thursday. Also, we have a moderate risk of rip currents at local beaches.
Good news is, a much quieter pattern is setting up for the upcoming weekend.
Meteorologist, Kelly Foster