Calm weather this morning, but rain is on the way

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Posted: May 11, 2012 5:40 AM by Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum
Updated: May 11, 2012 5:40 AM
Source: WBRZ Weather Center

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Topics: morning, web, weather, update, heavy rain, storms, flooding, Dave Nussbaum, WBRZ

This Friday Morning is starting off with partly cloudy skies and cool temperatures in the lower to mid 60s. A squall line of thunderstorms will be slowly moving out of Eastern Texas into Louisiana all morning. It will gradually get to Baton Rouge by midday.

The squall line will bring scattered showers and thunderstorms to the city by this afternoon. Some of the storms could be strong to possibly severe. The main threat will be heavy rain. It will be warm and more humid with highs in the lower 80s.

Due to the heavy rain threat starting today and lasting through Saturday, the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch in effect for the Baton Rouge area from 7 AM this morning until 7 PM Saturday. We could pick up 2 to 4 inches of rain between today and Saturday Night. Some flash flooding will be possible, so be sure to keep an eye out for rising water this weekend.

More scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop behind the squall line tonight as an area of low pressure moves from Central Texas toward South Louisiana. The rain will move into town overnight with some heavy rain possible. Lows will be in the lower to mid 60s.

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