Warm and humid with a few pulls possible
The LSU Baseball Tarp Crew covered and uncovered Skip Bertman Field a remarkable 9 times (18 pulls) last weekend. With a more typical pattern taking shape this weekend with few showers and thunderstorms, the crew shouldn’t be quite as busy.
Today and Tonight: Friday will be partly sunny and humid with isolated showers and thunderstorms developing around noon—especially south of the interstates, near the coast. High temperatures will top out near 90 degrees with southeast winds of 5-10mph. The overnight hours will be mostly clear and muggy with a low in the mid 70s.
Up Next: Pop-up showers and thunderstorms are possible each of the next three days. Overall, rain coverage is expected to be isolated to scattered and primarily limited to the afternoon hours as daytime heating and marine breezes come into play. While a rain-free weekend at Alex Box Stadium can’t be guaranteed, the tarp crew should not be as busy as last weekend. All three days, rain chances at the stadium will be around 30-40% with the window of possibility for showers between 11a-7p. Whether it is at The Box or in your backyard, enjoy the weekend safely! Keep in mind that if you hear thunder lightning is close enough to strike—head inside for a few minutes. As far as temperatures go, highs will be near 90 degrees with lows in the mid 70s. Humidity will be way up.
Forecast Discussion: Surface high pressure will set up off of the Southeast United States Coast through Monday. Return flow will then kick into gear for the local area leading to southeast winds, humidity and marine breezes. Those ingredients will be sufficient to kick out some shower and thunderstorm action. Coverage will be on the order of 30% Friday and Saturday. Deeper moisture will result in more robust convective development on Sunday and Monday and thus coverage is upped to 40%. A weak upper trough may cross the region during that window as well which would also enhance storm coverage. Days with more shower and storm action will see slightly lower highs, perhaps keeping in the upper 80s but there will still be plenty of humidity. By Tuesday, a ridge will once again build into the area which will lead to less activity, more sun and higher temperatures.
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