Baton Rouge, Louisiana is expected to experience heavy rain and thunderstorms today due to a surge of tropical moisture from the Southern Gulf of Mexico. The National Weather Service has issued a Slight Risk for excessive rainfall, with 1-3 inches of rain possible in a short period of time. This could result in localized flooding in low-lying and poorly drained areas, especially flood-prone roadways in urban areas.

While the disturbance in the Bay of Campeche is likely to become a tropical depression or storm, the direct impacts on Baton Rouge are expected to be minimal. However, indirect effects such as elevated rain chances, heavy pockets of rain, higher tides on eastern and southern shores, and breezy winds may be felt through Wednesday. As the system moves westward, rain chances will decrease towards the end of the week, with temperatures rising.

Looking ahead to next week, typical summertime weather is predicted with hot temperatures, muggy conditions, and daily afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Residents are advised to stay informed about weather updates and report any issues or concerns.

Overall, it is important for residents to be prepared for potential localized flooding and to take necessary precautions to ensure their safety. Stay tuned for further updates on the weather conditions in Baton Rouge.