Warm temperatures and mainly dry conditions will prevail through the next week. The best rain chances during this period will likely be today with isolated to scattered showers expected during the early to mid-morning hours. The higher rain chances today will be over the western half of the region over Louisiana where the better moisture will reside. Some drier air will begin pushing westward into the forecast area today which will limit the chances for activity across eastern zones, especially coastal Mississippi.
This drier air will filter across much of the area into the weekend, but will be most noted across eastern and northern sections of the forecast area. As a result, it will feel a bit less humid and nighttime lows will be a little lower…primarily across south Mississippi and the Florida parishes of southeast Louisiana. Otherwise, ridging aloft will dominate the Gulf south with some weakening and suppression of the ridge during the middle and end of next week as a couple of minor disturbances pass to our north and NW.