Scattered to numerous showers and storms this afternoon

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Posted: Jul 6, 2012 1:45 PM by Meteorologists Dave Nussbaum & Ryan Davidson
Updated: Jul 6, 2012 1:45 PM
Source: WBRZ Weather Center

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Get ready for a stormy afternoon across Southeast Louisiana. The area of high pressure that was over us earlier this week has moved to the west of Louisiana and now the eastern edge of it is on top of the state. This will allow for disturbances to move along that eastern edge, or right over Baton Rouge. This will set off scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms over the city. Some of them could become strong to severe at times with damaging winds, small hail, heavy rain and frequent lightning strikes. It will get pretty hot before the rain falls with highs in the lower 90s.

The storms will continue into the evening hours and they could still be strong to severe. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy with temperatures in the 80s.

Any storms will dissipate tonight and we will be left with partly cloudy skies. Low temperatures will be in the mid 70s.

Be sure to watch Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum's latest video forecast for details on our storms today and the weekend forecast.

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