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Easter sun hunt

11 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago March 27, 2016 Mar 27, 2016 Sunday, March 27 2016 March 27, 2016 5:00 AM in Weather
Source: WBRZ Weather
By: Meteorologist Robert Gauthreaux III

Expect scattered showers and thunderstorms this morning, easing back a bit as we approach the afternoon. Some isolated showers linger into afternoon and early evening. It won't rain all day, but 70% will likely see something and the morning is expected to be the wettest. We could even see a peek of sunshine before sunset in some areas.

As far as severe weather is concerned, we are under a MARGINAL risk for severe weather. That's a one out of five; five being the worst. This tells us that widespread severe weather is not expected, but an isolated storm may become strong. The main risk will be mainly some strong winds.

The heaviest rain will likely remain south of Baton Rouge toward the coast, and toward our southeast, affecting New Orleans more than Baton Rouge.

Most locations will receive less than one inch of rain, but overall, one to two inches of rain are expected across the southeast.

This is all thanks to the cold front that moved through on Thursday, which has returned as a warm front and will stall across our area today. Another weak front moves through later this evening which will push this warmth, humidity, and showers out of our way. We'll then feel some slightly drier air come in and the sun returns thereafter.

Rain returns midweek, but by the weekend, we should dry out again, and even cool down. Some cooler than average temperatures are expected to come through next Monday. This is the distant effect of the "Polar Vortex" that will affect New England, just in case you forgot about that scary weather word. Keep in mind that our average temperature for this time of year is around 53 degrees overnight and 75 during the day, so we could feel some 40's potentially next week.

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