A little tease
Temperatures will trend up today before a more significant cool down leading into the weekend.
Today and Tonight: Wednesday Afternoon will be our warmest through Sunday as high temperatures reach for 70° under a mainly sunny sky. During the overnight hours, a few clouds could develop as a front moves into the region, but immediately ahead of the front, lows will flat-line in the mid 40s.
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Looking Ahead: A couple of chilly days are setting up on Thursday and Friday. Afternoon highs will have trouble climbing on Thursday immediately behind the next front. For the Baton Rouge area, highs may not reach 60°. After a freeze on Friday Morning, highs will keep to the mid 50s, despite plenty of sun. Into the weekend, another brief afternoon warm up is anticipated for Saturday Afternoon prior the next front at night. Again, this one will not produce any rain.
Baseball: Kansas at LSU, Alex Box Stadium, 7pm Friday Night- Mostly clear, 49°
Parade: Krewe of Southdowns, Baton Rouge, 7pm Friday Night- Mostly clear, 48°
Parade: Spanish Town, Baton Rouge, 12pm Saturday- Mostly sunny, 59°
Valentine's Day: Evening events- Mostly clear, 58°
Forecast Discussion: The next cold front is swooping south through the Midwest and towards the Gulf Coast. As we've seen with previous fronts, a little spike in temperatures is likely due to some southeasterly flow ahead of the boundary. Wednesday highs will respond by nudging above average with overnight lows leveling off in the 40s. The cold air advection will begin in earnest around dawn Thursday, meaning while lows go seemingly unaffected, highs on Thursday will remain in the upper 50s for many locations. Continued cooling will set up freezing conditions into Friday Morning with some typical chilly spots north of Baton Rouge finding the 20s. Thermometers will recover a good 25° or so in the afternoon but this still leave many in the mid 50s. In a repeat, Saturday will again be a brief upward bounce into the 60s before another front arrives at night. Forecast models have been highly inconsistent trying to place the deepest, coldest air and that portion of the forecast remains a bit unclear. At this time, we are expecting cold temperatures-but likely not anything we haven't already experienced this winter. The next foreseeable shot at rain appears to be on Tuesday.
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