An approaching cold front is destabilizing the atmosphere, bringing thunderstorm activity to the forecast for parts of Louisiana today.  State Climatologist Barry Keim says the showers could present a potential for danger in some areas.

“Rain totals of about one to two inches will be likely with isolated areas even more. Flash flooding is always a possibility.”

Keim says the front is expected to stall along the Louisiana coastline, keeping rain chances relatively high through Friday.

“Today and into tonight will be probably the worst of it. We will get more widespread coverage of the rainfall but this rain is going to stick around really through the rest of the work week.”

Keim says the rain is actually good news for the area.

“We need the rain in Louisiana, especially in the northern parishes in the state to combat drought and really the entire state I considered abnormally dry, so I know my lawn and garden will certainly appreciate a good.