Posted: May 30, 2014 5:47 AM by Meteorologist Josh Eachus
While scattered showers and thunderstorms remain in the forecast today, radar trends indicate that through the morning hours, the rain axis will slowly shift east of the Baton Rouge area. As a result, Baton Rouge and points to the west have been dropped from the FLASH FLOOD WATCH. This also provides encouraging news for baseball fans as the regional matchups taking place today at Alex Box Stadium have lower rain chances. While scattered thunderstorms are still a possibility, enough dry times are expected that games should be completed. A little drier and with some added sun, Baton Rouge and points to the west will grab the middle 80s for afternoon highs. Areas maintaining clods and rain to the east will remain near 80°.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy and muggy with spotty showers and lows near 70°.
The upcoming weekend will certainly be more unsettled than last, however the scattered shower and thunderstorm activity plaguing the area since mid-week will finally begin to breakdown. Still, enough energy exists that the scattered showers and storms could produce some heavy downpours. Even though we'll have rain to dodge, most of the daytime hours should be dry with partly to mostly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the middle 80s with lows near 70°.