An unsettled weather pattern is set to continue along the Gulf Coast for the next several days. Deep tropical moisture flowing into the region will help trigger storms on and off throughout the week.

Rain chances through Monday evening will be around 60 to 70 percent as storm coverage becomes more widespread, mainly in the afternoon hours. On Tuesday and Wednesday, storm coverage may be even greater with rain chances at about 70 to 80 percent. Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy skies and humid conditions.

Over the next 5 days, around 2 to 4 inches of rain can be expected. However, some areas may see higher rainfall totals where we have localized torrential downpours or if some storms are slow-moving. Minor flooding will be possible through at least Thursday, especially in areas that are low-lying or may have poor drainage.

High temperatures this week will be slightly below average for this time of the year due to the extra cloud cover in the area. Expect highs to top out in the mid to upper 80s.

In the tropics, the National Hurricane Center is watching a tropical wave off the coast of Africa that has a 30 percent chance of formation. It is too early to tell if this system will develop into anything or where it may eventually go, but we have plenty of time to watch how it evolves over the next several days.