The threat of strong thunderstorms and severe weather will be present across much of Louisiana today. An approaching frontal system and associated atmosphere impulses will be the catalyst for these storms as the system approaches from the west.

The  regional radar scan from the National Weather Service shows where the heaviest storms are located at this moment. Forecasters believe the heavier showers and thunderstorms will not materialize until mid-morning or early afternoon. It is possible that a squall line of very heavy thunderstorms could form at that time.

The Storm Prediction Center is forecasting an enhanced probability of severe weather for the northern half of the state. This would include the cities of Shreveport, Monroe, and Alexandria. The southern half the state will have a slight risk of severe weather. This includes the cities of Lake Charles, Lafayette, and Baton Rouge.   This severe weather threat should ease once the frontal system has passed through the area. However, the threat of significant rainfall will continue for much of the state through Tuesday night.

By Wednesday the forecast calls for much calmer conditions and cooler temperatures behind this frontal system. Unfortunately, the long range prediction is calling for an enhanced threat of rain by Saturday and Sunday.