Another blitz of dry weather
The Baton Rouge area will stay dry and seasonable through this weekend.
Today and Tonight: After a very chilly start, Friday will bring another afternoon with high temperatures in the low 70s. High clouds are expected to filter sunshine through much of the day. Overall through, pleasant weather is expected for the high school football contests this evening. Take some layers, because thermometers will drop pretty quickly after sunset, down to about 50 degrees by Saturday Morning.
Up Next: The weekend will continue a quiet weather pattern. Both days will bring a mix of sun and high clouds with highs in the low 70s. LSU fans going north with the Tigers will want to take warm clothing with game temperatures falling through the 40s. For Southern supporters hitting the road, a 1pm kickoff northwest of Houston will feature sun and thermometers in the 70s. No rain is expected through the middle of next week.
The Tropics: The tropics remain quiet as we near the end of hurricane season.
Forecast Discussion: A surface high pressure will settle into Texas today before weakening. A cold front will be advancing into the region from the north, passing through overnight. Temperatures will be held near normal with little change in numbers through the weekend. There is little moisture to support this front and thus no precipitation or low level cloud cover is expected. In the upper levels, several areas of vorticity rolling overhead may have enough juice to stir up some patches of high clouds Friday, Saturday and Sunday—though some sun should be had each day as well. A couple more moisture starved shortwaves will likely zip through early next week resulting in a continued dry pattern with little change in temperatures. There could be a brief surge of milder air late next week before another stronger front comes into the area.