With subsidence weakening as the high-pressure flattens, we should see isolated to widely scattered showers/storms today and Saturday. By Sunday and Monday expect scattered coverage as the front approaches. Rainfall amounts not overly impressive with most places forecast to see a half inch accumulation or less. This won’t make much of a dent in the dry conditions across the area, but at least it’s something.
The latest drought monitor published today does indicate that abnormally dry conditions have officially expanded across nearly all of our southern and coastal Mississippi counties, as well as parts of SE LA that are north of the I-10/12 corridor. Depending on how much rain actually falls with this front, further expansion and/or worsening intensity will be possible in next week.