Short Term Forecast: We start off this Recycle Your Electronics Day Friday with cloudy skies and some light rain/drizzle. Temperatures are in the 60s.
The heavy rain event is over, but we will still have to deal with some lingering light rain showers today. This is due to the cold front falling apart over Louisiana today. Expect mostly cloudy skies when we do not have any light rain. It will be a warmer day with highs in the lower to mid 70s.
The clouds will continue to stick around tonight along with some light drizzle. Patchy fog is also possible. Lows will be in the mid 60s.
Weekend Forecast: Saturday is going to be a pretty dry day according to the latest forecast models. I can't totally take rain out of the forecast since that dissipating front will still be located over Baton Rouge. Therefore, you can expect mostly cloudy skies with spotty showers. It will be warm and humid with highs in the upper 70s. Saturday Night will be mostly cloudy with patchy fog. Lows will be in the mid 60s.
The weather will start to change again on Sunday. A new cold front will be moving toward Louisiana from the northwest. This will send some scattered showers and a few thunderstorms over Baton Rouge during the day. Otherwise it will be mostly cloudy and warm with highs in the lower 70s. Sunday Night will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows will be in the mid 50s.
Next Week Outlook: The cold front will slowly move over Baton Rouge on Monday and Tuesday. This will spread scattered showers and some thunderstorms over us each day. It will be a little cooler with highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s and lows will be in the lower 50s.
The cold front will finally clear the city on Wednesday, but we will have lingering clouds throughout the day. It will be cooler with highs in the mid 50s and lows in the upper 30s to 40.
Finally the sunshine returns on Thursday and Friday with partly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the lower 60s and lows in the lower 40s each day.
Keep that umbrella with you today and have a great weekend! -Dave