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Rain with some strong to severe storms possible today

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Posted: Feb 21, 2013 7:14 AM by Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum
Updated: Feb 21, 2013 7:14 AM
Source: WBRZ Weather Center

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It is a pretty quiet Thursday Morning across the Capital City. We have mostly cloudy skies and it is a little breezy with temperatures in the upper 40s to lower 50s.

The weather will be going downhill by lunchtime today. A warm front will move up from the Gulf of Mexico, and this will usher in warm and humid air. This will make the atmosphere unstable and breezy. The NWS has issued a Wind Advisory for parts of the WBRZ Viewing area as the winds will be around 15 to 25 mph and have gusts to 30+ mph. At the same time, scattered showers and thunderstorms will be developing around Baton Rouge. These storms will increase in coverage throughout the afternoon ahead of a strong cold front. Some of the storms could become strong to severe. Some of them could have large hail over 1", damaging winds over 60 mph and even a few tornadoes. SPC has put all of Louisiana in a Slight Risk for severe weather today. High temperatures will climb into the lower 70s once the warm front moves through.

The showers and storms will continue tonight as the cold front moves into and through Baton Rouge. Some could still be strong to severe early. Lows will be in the upper 50s.

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