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Saturday shower, Sunday soaker

1 year 11 months 3 weeks ago Friday, October 23 2015 Oct 23, 2015 October 23, 2015 6:25 AM October 23, 2015 in Weather
Source: WBRZ Weather

Expect more clouds than sun and stars today with temperatures in the mid 80s and humidity.

THE FORECAST:

Today and Tonight: Today will be similar to yesterday, with a mix of sun a clouds. You can expect more clouds than sun as humidity continues to build in the area. Temperatures will reach the low 80s and because of the muggy conditions, low temperatures will likely not leave the 70s. No showers are expected today, but if we do see one, it will likely be along the coast.

Looking Ahead: Saturday will be mostly cloudy with temperatures in the low 80s, but no rain is anticipated earlier in the day. As we get closer to the evening hours, an isolated shower will be possible, especially toward the west where an area of low pressure will be spinning showers across southeast Texas. In Houston, the Southern game will be impacted more by this system, so expect showers and thunderstorms there. Tiger Stadium stands a better chance of staying dry, though a shower becomes more likely later into the game, especially toward the latter part of the evening. A majority of the rain activity will be with us Sunday and into Monday. A few thunderstorms are also possible on Sunday. A brief, weak waterspout or tornado could spin up closer to the coast. Both days, high and low temperatures will have small ranges from the upper 60s to mid 70s, due to cloud cover. The Baton Rouge area will contend with periods of wet weather through Wednesday.


For a complete, video analysis of our expectation for the upcoming rain event, watch the daily weather briefing from Meteorologist Josh Eachus, RIGHT HERE.


 

THE SCIENCE: 

Forecast Discussion: An area of high pressure across the Carolinas, in conjunction with a developing low in the western Gulf of Mexico, has been gradually pumping moisture into the area. As this slow slowly migrates toward Texas, it will begin to spin showers along the coast. The approach of a cold front from the west is also acting as a catalyst for the showers and thunderstorms. As these two systems approach our area, we will see showers. The area of low will likely move toward the east over the next several days, which is why Sunday and Monday will be our wettest days. The front won’t impact our temperatures much, but a second surge of cold air expected during the back half of next week will return our fall feel.

 --Josh

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