Short Term Forecast: Clouds are moving through Baton Rouge this morning making it partly to mostly cloudy. This is ahead of a cold front that is stalling just north of Baton Rouge. It is a mild start to the day with temperatures in the mid 50s.
The cold front is expected to stall across the Upper Florida Parishes later today and sit there into Saturday. This means we will have a mix of sun and clouds with a slight chance of a shower. Most of you will not see any rain since the front is very weak. We will continue to be warm and humid with highs in the mid 70s.
Expect partly to mostly cloudy skies tonight with patchy fog. Lows will be in the upper 50s.
Weekend Forecast: The front will not move much on Saturday. This will allow us to continue to see partly to mostly cloudy skies with the warm air. High temperatures will climb into the lower 70s. However, if the front would move just a little more toward Baton Rouge we could be a few degrees cooler. There is not a strong cold air mass behind this front. Saturday Night will be partly cloudy with patchy fog. Lows will be in the mid 50s.
The front will retreat back to the north on Sunday and we will stay partly cloudy. It will still be very warm and humid with high temperatures in the mid 70s. Sunday Night is forecast to have mostly cloudy skies with some fog. Lows will fall to the upper 50s.
Next Week Outlook: Monday and Tuesday will be similar to Sunday with partly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the mid 70s and lows in the upper 50s to lower 60s.
A stronger cold front is forecast to push through Baton Rouge on Wednesday. This will bring us scattered showers and thunderstorms. Early signs are showing we could have a few strong storms too. Temperatures will be in the 70s ahead of the front, but then drop to the 40s by Wednesday Night.
High pressure builds in behind the cold front on Thursday and Friday with mostly sunny skies. It will be much cooler with highs in the lower 60s and lows near 40 each day.
Have a great weekend! -Dave