Gusty winds, quickly passing showers, and eventually, some thunderstorms will highlight the South Louisiana forecast for Tuesday. A cold front and low-pressure system moving out of Texas are expected to create enough instability in the atmosphere to give much of the area a pretty good soaking today.

Forecasters believe the threat of flooding rains for the area are minimal. Most locales in the southern half of the state will see an inch or less of precipitation. However, some of the heavier thunderstorms could produce rainfall totals of an inch to an inch and half.

Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Lake Charles have posted an 80% chance of showers for much of the area from the Texas border east to Baton Rouge during the day. Severe weather is not expected in the area but there is always the potential of a strong thunderstorm developing in these kinds of atmospheric conditions.

The greatest threat of severe weather is expected to be in the northeastern sections of our state extending into portions of Mississippi and Alabama.

The current radar scan from the Lake Charles site shows where the heaviest showers are at this time. Most of the shower and thunderstorm activity will maintain a southwest to northeasterly track until the time the system moves through the area.

The threat of showers should decrease during the nighttime and overnight hours. By Wednesday morning there could be a lingering shower but much the rain and even the clouds should be moving out of the area by the afternoon.