Foggy mornings followed by sunny, dry afternoons
The drought monitor confirms what area lawns are showing—it is dry. It is a surprising notion in the wettest year-to-date on record, but the area is running a 5 inch rain deficit since Sept. 1.
Quiet, sunny and warm weather will continue across the region this weekend. From the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair to Lorman, Mississippi and Southern University Football to trick-or-treating on Monday, no weather issues are expected.
Today and Tonight: Your Friday will bring beautiful weather. Lots of sunshine will be offered up with highs in the mid 80s—perhaps a little warmer than some would prefer this time of year. Overnight, low temperatures will drop into the low 60s with some patchy fog possible toward morning.
Up Next: Saturday through Halloween will be sunny and warm with highs in the mid 80s. Overnights will stay clear early with fog late and lows in the low 60s. Trick-or-treaters will notice temperatures falling out of the 80s and into the 70s through the evening with skies staying clear. Expect above average warmth to carry into next week as well. No rain is expected next week until at least Thursday.
The Tropics: No tropical activity is expected over the next five days.
Forecast Discussion: A zonal flow will once again take hold equating dry and unseasonably warm weather. Some weak upper ridging is shown on the forecast models Saturday through Monday which would lead to high and low temperatures running well above average. Dew points remaining in the low 60s will allow decent diurnal temperature ranges to persist and thus afternoons will be warmer with respect to averages than mornings. One note, due to the light winds and clear skies, optimal cooling conditions will bring overnight thermometers down to the dew points promoting some fog formation. The next cold front isn’t hinted at by the models until late next week.