...Tornado Watch Until 2 PM Today...
...Flash Flood Watch Through This Afternoon...
Short Term Forecast: This morning is starting out with just mostly cloudy skies and a few showers. However, that will change later in the morning as a line of heavy rain and thunderstorms moves into Baton Rouge. Temperatures are in the upper 60s.
The line of heavy rain and thunderstorms will slowly move through Baton Rouge through the afternoon and into the evening hours. Some of the storms could be strong to severe with damaging winds and a few tornadoes. SPC has issued a Tornado Watch for much of the Baton Rouge area until Noon today. We could pick up an additional 2-4 inches or more of rain today. The NWS is continuing the Flash Flood Watch through this afternoon. Flash flooding is likely so watch for quickly rising water on streams, creeks, roads and area rivers!
This is all due to a slow moving cold front and an area of low pressure. Since it will be warm and humid ahead of the front along with strong winds aloft we will have the threat for severe weather today. High temperatures will be in the lower 70s.
The rains will slowly taper off tonight and we will be left with mostly cloudy skies. Lows will be in the upper 50s.
Friday will be a much calmer day with mostly cloudy skies and spotty showers. It will stay warm and humid thanks to the cold front dissipating over us. Highs will be in the lower 70s. Friday Night will be cloudy with patchy fog. Lows will be in the lower 60s.
Weekend Outlook: Thanks to the dissipating front lingering over the area, we will have plenty of clouds with a few showers over Baton Rouge on Saturday. It will be very warm and humid with highs in the upper 70s. Saturday Night will be mostly cloudy with a few showers and fog. Lows will be in the lower 60s.
Another cold front will inch its way closer to Louisiana on Sunday. This will sort of re-energize the old front that is lingering over the Northern Gulf Coast. We will see scattered showers and storms popping up during the day. Highs will be in the lower 70s and lows in the mid 50s.
Please stay tuned to WBRZ, the WBRZ Weather Channel, Facebook and Twitter for updates on the flooding and severe weather threats today! Stay safe and aware! -Dave