A distinct area of low pressure in the lower levels of the atmosphere, with a weak surface reflection, as well, was noted near Tampa, FL, Thursday afternoon. This was a really neat feature to watch develop on visible satellite imagery during the day. There is a fairly potent spin to the atmosphere, with the disturbance set to emerge into the Gulf Thursday night. While we’re not expecting any tropical development, I certainly take note when such a disturbance moves over the warm Gulf waters this time of year. The movement over the next couple days will be to the west-northwest, which will carry some deep moisture towards Louisiana on Saturday. Some models show this low over St. Mary Parish by Saturday evening, so we could see some heavy downpours from Lafayette, to Baton Rouge, to New Orleans that day. We’ll keep monitoring this disturbance and keep you posted on the weekend forecast.