Short Term Forecast: A strong cold front is moving across Western Louisiana this morning. Ahead of it, it is warm and humid with isolated showers around the Baton Rouge area. Temperatures are in the lower 70s.
The cold front will move through late this morning and into the afternoon hours. It will bring us scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be strong with gusty winds, heavy rain and some hail. Once the front moves through during the early afternoon we will be left with mostly cloudy skies and some lingering showers. High temperatures will actually occur ahead of the front this morning as we got to the lower 70s. Then the temperatures will plummet behind the front into the 50s. Be sure to take your umbrella and coat with you as you head out the door!
It will be partly to mostly cloudy tonight and it is going to be MUCH COLDER! Low temperatures will drop into the mid 30s. Bundle up!
Week Ahead: Some quiet weather is on tap for Tuesday, but we will still have some clouds with spotty showers around town. Therefore, it will be partly cloudy with a shower possible. High temperatures will be quite chilly as they only climb into the mid 50s. Tuesday Night will be mostly clear and cold with lows in the lower 30s. Some patchy frost will be possible!
Wednesday will still have some clouds over the area as a weak disturbance moves across the Southeast U.S. Look for partly cloudy skies and still chilly high temperatures in the upper 50s. Wednesday Night will be clear and cold with lows in the lower 30s. Patchy frost and a light freeze are possible!
We will start to warm things up on Thursday and Friday as an area of high pressure builds over the Southeast. It will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy each day. Highs will be in the mid 60s and lows in the upper 30s on Thursday Night, but in the lower 50s on Friday Night.
Weekend Outlook: Another cold front will move into and through Baton Rouge this weekend, but it will be a slow-mover. Saturday will be partly to mostly cloudy with isolated showers as the front moves into town. Highs will be in the lower 70s. Saturday Night will be mostly cloudy with isolated showers. Lows will drop into the lower 50s.
The slow-moving cold front will finally push through town on Sunday. We will have partly cloudy skies with a few showers. Highs will be in the upper 60s. Sunday Night will be partly cloudy and colder with lows in the mid 40s.
Take that umbrella and coat with you today. Have a good day! -Dave