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Rainy and stormy on this Mardi Gras

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Posted: Feb 12, 2013 8:29 AM by Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum
Updated: Feb 12, 2013 8:29 AM
Source: WBRZ Weather Center

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It looks like we will have a pretty soggy Mardi Gras. The cold front has stalled along the coast overnight. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are still popping up around Baton Rouge this morning with mostly cloudy skies. It is cool with temperatures in the 50s.

The front will retreat back to the north as a warm front later this morning and into the afternoon hours. At the same time an area of low pressure will form over Southern Texas and move toward Louisiana. This will all lead to another day of scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be strong to severe and have heavy rain. We could pick up an additional 1-3 inches across Southeast Louisiana today. The NWS continues the Flood Watch through this afternoon. Watch out for some flash flooding in areas that typically hold a lot of water. It will become warmer as the warm front moves into Baton Rouge with highs around 70.

The low will move through tonight and that will take most of the rain with it as it drags a cold front behind it. We will stay mostly cloudy with isolated showers. Lows will be in the mid 50s.

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