Quieter and much cooler
With stormy weather behind, a day of cloud cover and chilly air will slowly give way to sunshine and seasonably cool temperatures to wrap up the week.
Today and Tonight: A chilly breeze will be noted through the morning. Under mostly cloudy skies, the outdoors will feel quite cool when compared to the last several days. High temperatures will likely struggle to reach the upper 50s—we’re forecasting 57 for Baton Rouge. Winds will remain westerly at 15-20mph. Overnight, winds will begin to ease as skies clear. Lows will bottom out in the upper 30s.
Up Next: Thursday and Friday will offer clear skies with highs in the mid 60s and lows in the upper 30s. Quiet weather will be carried into the weekend as well. Baseball at the Box is looking great all weekend long; however, you’ll want the jacket and gloves heading out to Friday Night’s game!
Forecast Discussion: A lagging trough axis may continue to trap some moisture in the low levels thus maintaining a cloud deck for much of Wednesday. Once this moisture field depletes or the cap erodes, air will mix out and skies will clear from west to east. This is actually a more difficult aspect of the forecast with forecast models holding that cloud deck right on the western fringe of our forecast area. The clouds will make at least a 5 degree difference in temperatures with more sunshine perhaps allowing afternoon highs into the 50s. Our official call is for mostly cloudy skies through mid-afternoon with highs in the upper 50s. A much more straightforward pattern sets up beyond today. Surface high pressure will be settling in from the Midwest and in doing so, light northerly winds are anticipated through Thursday. Lows will be in the 30s in the morning with highs juts making it back into the low 60s.Even into Friday Morning as the surface high sets up over Louisiana, light winds will allow another cold morning in the 30s. By the afternoon, some compressional warming and abundant sun will return thermometers closer to average. The surface high will shift towards Florida by Sunday and southeasterly winds will help thermometers return to 70 degrees in the afternoon—above average. At this point, the upper levels should feature a non-descript zonal flow. Rain isn’t back in the forecast until Monday.