Hanging on to dry conditions
Look for mainly dry conditions to wrap up the week. A better chance at some drought relief will arrive over the weekend.
Today and Tonight: With a new drought monitor expected to reveal an even larger part of the Baton Rouge area to be “extremely dry” later today, we have another thirsty forecast. Partly sunny skies in the afternoon will allow highs into the mid 80s. Other than a light shower near the coast, no rain is anticipated. Overnight lows will be in the upper 60s beneath partly cloudy skies.
Looking Ahead: Friday will be another partly sunny and warmer than average afternoon with highs in the mid 80s. Don’t be surprised by some humidity in the air as well. By Saturday, transitional weather will mean increasing clouds in the region with spotty showers possible—especially in western locations. Temperatures will be in the low 80s. A more organized batch of rain will be in parts of Texas creating wet weather for the Southern football game. Tiger Stadium stands a better chance of staying dry, through a shower becomes more likely later into the game. By Sunday, the organized rain will arrive in the Baton Rouge area. This could mean outdoor plans for Sunday need alteration. Clouds and showers will keep temperatures in the mid 70s.
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