Abnormally dry even with a 60% rain surplus
Sunny and warm with highs in the upper 80s. Some fog possible overnight with clear skies and lows in the upper 60s.
More sun, heat, and fall humidity continues today. You may have to deal with a little patchy fog this morning. Into the weekend, there's a chance for a few isolated showers. Chances for showers are a little better on Sunday than Saturday.
Temperatures don't fluctuate very much until we reach the latter part of next week. A cold front is expected to move through the area again. This will allow temperatures to drop a bit; perhaps into the low 50s! Before that happens, the front will initiate some showers and thunderstorms. Until then, expect a touch of humidity each day with some days flirting with the 90s. The tropics are quiet, but Nicole continues to ravage the Atlantic Ocean.
With as much rain as we've seen this year, we have a huge annual surplus. That being said, we haven't seen much rain recently. In fact, we haven't seen measurable rainfall in 11 days. That's the second longest stretch this year. It's nothing extreme, especially as this time of year tends to be the driest for Baton Rouge. With the chance for a few isoalted showers this weekend, hopefully your lawns, gardens, and crops will see a little relief. Until the, southwest Missisisppi and the Baton Rouge area will remain abnormally dry.