There will be a lot of people on the road today. Today is traditionally the busiest travel day of the year. For many, that means a trip of over 50 miles via car. That also means that roadways and the Interstate Highway's will be full of vehicles for most of the day.

Mother Nature is poised to throw a bit of monkey wrench in those travel plans in the form of a cold front. This frontal system is expected to push into Louisiana from the northwest early Wednesday morning. The current radar loop from the National Weather Service illustrates precisely where the heaviest activity is located.

The system will then move steadily across the state before exiting Southeast Louisiana by later tonight. The threat of showers and thunderstorms is relatively high for most cities across Lousiana today. The bigger question might be when will the storms move through my area.

The Storm Prediction Center has posted a marginal threat of severe weather across the northwestern half of the state. If you drew a line from Lake Charles to Tallulah, anything west and north of that line might be in for some of the heavier storms.

Rainfall totals with this system as it moves through your hometown could be anywhere from a half an inch to an inch. Slightly higher totals might be experienced in localized areas especially in the northwestern portion of the state.