Short Term Forecast: The cold front that brought us the severe weather yesterday is well off to the east of Louisiana. In the wake of it, we have mostly clear to partly cloudy skies and much colder temperatures in the upper 30s to lower 40s. Bundle up as you head out today!
Some mid to high level clouds will stream over Baton Rouge area today from the southwest to the northeast as upper-level moisture moves over the colder air sitting over us. This will give us partly to mostly cloudy skies and some filtered sunshine. The clouds will keep the high temperatures down as we will only climb into the lower 50s.
The clouds will linger over the Deep South tonight and it will be pretty cold. Low temperatures will drop into the mid 30s. BRRR!!!
Week Ahead: Expect to see more clouds over the city on Wednesday, but we will have a little more sunshine peaking through. This will make it a mix of sun and clouds for the forecast. It will stay cool with highs in the upper 50s. Wednesday Night will be mostly clear and very cold with a light freeze possible. Lows will be in the lower 30s. Areas north and east of the city will likely have temperatures between 30-32 for a few hours. Be sure to cover any plants or bring them inside.
Thursday is going to be a beautiful sunny day and it will be a little warmer thanks to high pressure sitting over us. Highs will be in the lower 60s. Thursday Night will be clear and cold with lows in the upper 30s.
The weather will start to change on Friday. We will start sunny, but go partly cloudy by the afternoon as another cold front moves closer to Baton Rouge. It will be warmer with highs in the upper 60s. Friday Night will be mostly cloudy with a few showers. Lows will be in the lower 50s.
Weekend Forecast: The cold front will move into Baton Rouge on Saturday. This will set off scattered showers and thunderstorms. Severe weather is not expected at this time. It will be warm and more humid ahead of the front with highs in the lower 70s. Saturday Night will be mostly cloudy with a few showers. Lows will be in the upper 40s.
Sunday will start out with some clouds and a few showers as the cold front moves east of town. Then we will be mostly sunny and a little cooler. There is not a large drop in temperatures behind this front. Highs will be in the upper 60s. Sunday Night will be mostly clear and chilly with lows in the lower 40s.
Bundle up and have a nice day! -Dave