WBRZ https://www.wbrz.com/ WBRZ Forecast Discussion Forecast Discussion en-us Copyright 2022, WBRZ. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Sat, 28 May 2022 HH:05:ss GMT Synapse CMS 10 WBRZ https://www.wbrz.com/ 144 25 Friday PM Forecast: Plenty of sunshine for the weekend https://www.wbrz.com/news/friday-pm-forecast-plenty-of-sunshine-for-the-weekend/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/friday-pm-forecast-plenty-of-sunshine-for-the-weekend/ Forecast Discussion Fri, 27 May 2022 3:28:47 PM Meteorologist Marisa Nuzzo Friday PM Forecast: Plenty of sunshine for the weekend

More sunshine as temperatures heat up through the holiday weekend.

THE FORECAST

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Tonight & Tomorrow: Temperatures tonight will be in the low 60s with low humidity. It might even feel a little chilly, but it will not last long. Saturday temperatures will be back in the upper 80s with mostly sunny skies and comfortable humidity. Saturday night will have temperatures will start to rebound in the mid-60s.

Up Next: Sunday temperatures will scratch the low 90s as humidity starts to make a comeback. Overnight lows will bump up a few degrees, in the upper 60s.

An *AIR QUALITY ALERT* has been issued for the Baton Rouge area for Thursday.  Light morning winds will reduce pollutant dispersion and continued warm temperatures and sunny skies will enhance ozone formation. Therefore, air quality levels will be Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups in the Baton Rouge area. You can help mitigate this issue and reduce emissions by driving less and refueling very early or very late in the day.

Monday will be a bit muggier with temperatures in the low 90s. A few stray showers may be around on Monday afternoon, but most of the day will be sunny and not everyone will see rain.

Use the WBRZ WX App to keep tabs on afternoon pop-up showers. Hour-by-hour weather tracking is available for your location on the WBRZ WX App on your Apple or Android device. Follow WBRZ Weather on Facebook and Twitter for even more weather updates and unique weather insight from the whole team!

The regular summery humidity will stick around through next week. Tuesday temperatures will be in the low 90s and a few stray showers will be possible. This same pattern is set to repeat every day next week. We are not tracking any total washouts. Click here to see the 7-day forecast.  

Sun and Heat Safety: Some friendly reminders as the intense heat makes a comeback—sunburn can occur in less than 15 minutes with the extreme U.V. Index typical of this time of year. In addition to that, heat exhaustion and heat stroke can set in just as quickly. Seek medical attention if you or somebody you know is affected. While we all enjoy a list of cool beverages, be sure water is at least a part of that list! Finally, look before you lock. DO NOT leave people or pets in an unattended car.

In the Tropics:

No development expected in the next 5 days.


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Friday AM Forecast: Sunny skies all weekend long https://www.wbrz.com/news/friday-am-forecast-sunny-skies-all-weekend-long/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/friday-am-forecast-sunny-skies-all-weekend-long/ Forecast Discussion Fri, 27 May 2022 6:05:50 AM Meteorologist Jacelyn Wheat Friday AM Forecast: Sunny skies all weekend long

Happy Friday! Plenty of blue skies and sunshine this weekend.

THE FORECAST

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Today & Tonight: A fabulous Friday weather-wise! Waking up with temperatures in the 60s. Humidity is on the low side leaving us feeling comfortable today. Throughout the day some clouds will be passing through as we continue to dry out. Overnight temperatures will be sneaking down into the low 60s.

Up Next: Saturday morning waking up in the low-60s with low humidity. Throughout the day temperatures will rise into the high 80s with lots of sunshine. Pleasant late May weather is anticipated for the rest of the Memorial Day Weekend. This week waking up feeling comfortable with temperatures in the mid-60s. By the afternoon hours, temperatures will be getting into the upper 80s to low 90s. The next chance for rain does not move into the forecast until Monday afternoon. A few stray showers may be popping up on Monday afternoon, but most of the day will be sunny. Humidity starts to increase as we head into next week a few stray showers will be possible. The same warm humid pattern will stick around until Thursday.

Sun and Heat Safety: Some friendly reminders as the intense heat makes a comeback—sunburn can occur in less than 15 minutes with the extreme U.V. Index typical of this time of year. In addition to that, heat exhaustion and heat stroke can set in just as quickly. Seek medical attention if you or somebody you know is affected. While we all enjoy a list of cool beverages, be sure water is at least a part of that list! Finally, look before you lock. DO NOT leave people or pets in an unattended car.

In the Tropics: For the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic, all is quiet. No tropical development expected over the next 5 days.

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Thursday PM Forecast: Low humidity and sunny skies for a change https://www.wbrz.com/news/thursday-pm-forecast-low-humidity-and-sunny-skies-for-a-change/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/thursday-pm-forecast-low-humidity-and-sunny-skies-for-a-change/ Forecast Discussion Thu, 26 May 2022 3:18:32 PM Meteorologist Marisa Nuzzo Thursday PM Forecast: Low humidity and sunny skies for a change

Some more comfortable humidity will be around for the first half of the weekend.

THE FORECAST

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Tonight & Tomorrow: Some cooler and drier air is moving in behind the showers we had earlier today. Mostly sunny skies will continue through Friday with more comfortable humidity. Friday afternoon will bring temperatures in the mid-80s and overnight lows will be in the mid-60s. Conditions will be perfect for any Friday evening plans.

Up Next: Saturday looks like a near perfect repeat of Friday with mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-80s. Sunday temperatures will scratch the low 90s as humidity starts to make a comeback. Overnight lows will bump up a few degrees, in the upper 60s. Monday will be a bit muggier with temperatures in the low 90s. A few stray showers may be around on Monday afternoon, but most of the day will be sunny and not everyone will see rain.

Use the WBRZ WX App to keep tabs on afternoon pop-up showers. Hour-by-hour weather tracking is available for your location on the WBRZ WX App on your Apple or Android device. Follow WBRZ Weather on Facebook and Twitter for even more weather updates and unique weather insight from the whole team!

The regular summery humidity will stick around through next week. Tuesday temperatures will be in the low 90s and a few stray showers will be possible. This same pattern is set to repeat at least through Thursday of next week. We are not tracking any total washouts. Click here to see the 7-day forecast.  

Sun and Heat Safety: Some friendly reminders as the intense heat makes a comeback—sunburn can occur in less than 15 minutes with the extreme U.V. Index typical of this time of year. In addition to that, heat exhaustion and heat stroke can set in just as quickly. Seek medical attention if you or somebody you know is affected. While we all enjoy a list of cool beverages, be sure water is at least a part of that list! Finally, look before you lock. DO NOT leave people or pets in an unattended car.

In the Tropics:

No development expected in the next 5 days.


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Thursday AM Forecast: Last round of rain, then sunshine! https://www.wbrz.com/news/thursday-am-forecast-last-round-of-rain-then-sunshine-/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/thursday-am-forecast-last-round-of-rain-then-sunshine-/ Forecast Discussion Thu, 26 May 2022 5:51:34 AM Meteorologist Jacelyn Wheat Thursday AM Forecast: Last round of rain, then sunshine!

The last round of rain will be moving through early this morning. Then sunny skies are in the forecast.

THE FORECAST

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Today & Tonight: A cold front will be moving through early this morning. A line of storms will make its way out of the area, and we will start to see clearing out. Sunny skies and comfortable conditions will be moving into the forecast. Daytime highs in the mid-80s today. Overnight temperatures will be sneaking into the low 60s.

Up Next: A fabulous Friday weather-wise! Waking up with temperatures in the 60s and dew points in the 50s. Friday afternoon we will be warming up to the upper 80s. Pleasant late May weather is anticipated for the Memorial Day Weekend. Waking up feeling comfortable with temperatures in the mid-60s. By the afternoon hours, temperatures will be getting into the upper 80s to low 90s. Mostly sunny skies throughout the weekend. The next chance for rain does not move into the forecast until Monday afternoon. We are expecting some summertime like showers are our temperatures really start to warm up.

In the Tropics: For the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic, all is quiet. No tropical development expected over the next 5 days.

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Wednesday PM Forecast: Flood Watch remains, last round of storms overnight https://www.wbrz.com/news/wednesday-pm-forecast-flood-watch-remains-last-round-of-storms-overnight/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/wednesday-pm-forecast-flood-watch-remains-last-round-of-storms-overnight/ Forecast Discussion Wed, 25 May 2022 5:35:43 AM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus Wednesday PM Forecast: Flood Watch remains, last round of storms overnight

After one final push of rain and thunderstorms overnight, a much quieter pattern will emerge into the Memorial Day Weekend. Some uncharacteristically low humidity is expected!

THE FORECAST

A FLOOD WATCH is in effect through Thursday morning for the entire WBRZ Weather Forecast Area. Excessive rain from thunderstorms could cause flash flooding of streets, poor drainage areas and small streams in some locations. Do not drive on water covered streets and avoid areas that have active flood advisories or warnings. Make sure you have a way to receive warning information. 

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Tonight & Tomorrow: The muggy feel will hold on for one more night as low temperatures settle in the upper 60s beneath cloudy skies. As a cold front approaches the area, another round of showers and thunderstorms is anticipated into Thursday morning. Any of the thunderstorms will be capable of downpours and a quick inch or two of rain. Though not a widespread threat, there is also a possibility of one or two severe thunderstorms capable of gusty wind or a brief tornado. Shortly after daybreak on Thursday, precipitation will end from west to east and westerly winds will start to wick away humidity. As sunshine breaks out across the Capital Area, high temperatures will rebound into the mid 80s.  

Up Next: Friday is looking clear and comfortable. Lower humidity will drop temperatures into the low 60s Friday morning! Friday afternoon will be warm, in the upper 80s. Rather pleasant late May weather is anticipated for the Memorial Day Weekend. With mainly clear skies, expect cooler than average low temperatures--a couple of mornings in the mid 60s-- and high temperatures in the upper 80s to low 90s. The next chance for rain is not likely until after the long weekend. Click here to see the 7-day forecast.  

In the Tropics: For the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic, all is quiet. No tropical development expected over the next 5 days.

Reminder: With the threat for impactful weather— heavy rain & flooding —please have access to alerts through tomorrow afternoon. You can download or activate the WBRZ WX App on your Apple or Android device or turn on a NOAA Weather Radio for bulletins such as watches and urgent warnings. Of course, WBRZ, WBRZ+ and the Cable Weather Channel will have updates as active weather dictates. 


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Tuesday PM Forecast: cold front to deliver another drench, then drier air https://www.wbrz.com/news/tuesday-pm-forecast-cold-front-to-deliver-another-drench-then-drier-air/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/tuesday-pm-forecast-cold-front-to-deliver-another-drench-then-drier-air/ Forecast Discussion Tue, 24 May 2022 4:42:10 PM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus Tuesday PM Forecast: cold front to deliver another drench, then drier air

While many locations have already received 2 to 4 inches of rain and some isolated totals as high as 10 inches, the heaviest activity is pegged for Wednesday and Wednesday night. Much quieter and more comfortable weather will follow.  

Next 24 Hours: While the coverage may go down, scattered showers and thunderstorms remain possible overnight beneath mostly cloudy skies. It will continue to feel muggy with low temperatures in the low 70s. Into Wednesday, mostly cloudy skies with just a few breaks of sun will keep high temperatures in the low to mid 80s. A cold front will begin to move into the region through the day, bringing more active and impactful weather. Though a full on washout is not anticipated, there will be multiple rounds of rain and thunderstorms from late Wednesday morning through Thursday morning. Some of the thunderstorms could produce downpours leading to a broad 2 to 4 inches of rain and isolated totals over 6 inches. Given what has fallen over the past few days, these amounts could lead to street and poor drainage flooding. Secondary to the chance for heavy rain, there is an outside shot at one or two severe thunderstorms as well, with gusty wind being the most likely hazard.

    

Up Next: Conditions should begin to improve rather quickly on Thursday morning. Behind the front, winds will turn around to the northwest and drier air will overtake the region. Clearing skies and lower humidity can be expected as soon as Thursday afternoon, but certainly overnight into Friday. Rather pleasant late May weather is anticipated for the Memorial Day Weekend, with cooler than average low temperatures and a couple of mornings in the low to mid 60s! The next chance for rain is not likely until after the long weekend. CLICK HERE for your detailed 7-Day Forecast.

The Tropics: The National Hurricane Center has started issuing official, tropical weather outlooks. While this was previously done on the first day of hurricane season, June 1, last year the NHC decided to start outlooks earlier due to the recent string of pre-season tropical systems. In this year's first outlook, no development is expected over the next 5 days.

The Explanation: The last rounds of showers and thunderstorms for the week will be created by an upper level trough of low pressure lifting through the Great Plains during the middle of the week. An associated cold front will be pulled eastward and into the local area on Wednesday afternoon. With plenty of instability by that time and even higher atmospheric moisture than previous days, widespread showers and thunderstorms will develop. Since wind shear is lacking, there is not significant threat for severe thunderstorms but some downpours certainly remain possible, if not likely. The action may continue overnight and into early Thursday until the cold front passes through the area. From Wednesday to Thursday morning, area wide totals of 2 to 4 inches are likely with isolated amounts over 6 inches. While the area has been in drought conditions of late, the last few days have moistened up the soil enough that this rainfall could cause some problems. Yes, it does appear this cold front will move through the area to change up conditions into the Memorial Day Weekend. Surface high pressure and an upper level ridge of high pressure will quickly build in behind the front and we will see dry weather return. Not only will humidity be quite a bit lower, but low temperatures could be in the low 60s on Friday and Saturday morning. The high temperatures will not be as affected, still climbing into the upper 80s due to ample sunshine. By Sunday and Monday, highs will be back into the low 90s with lows in the upper 60s and low 70s. After all, it is late May.

--Josh

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Tuesday AM Forecast: Showers and storms return today https://www.wbrz.com/news/tuesday-am-forecast-showers-and-storms-return-today/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/tuesday-am-forecast-showers-and-storms-return-today/ Forecast Discussion Tue, 24 May 2022 5:48:14 AM Meteorologist Marisa Nuzzo Tuesday AM Forecast: Showers and storms return today

Isolated showers and storms will be more likely for areas north of I-10 today.

THE FORECAST

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Today & Tonight: More showers and storms will be moving through today. Some isolated showers will be around in the late morning hours. Most of these will develop north of Baton Rouge. Those will be short lived. You can expect some dry time in the afternoon with a few more showers moving in before the sun goes down. A heavy downpour, gusty winds, even some hail possible this evening. There is a Marginal Level 1/5 risk for severe weather for all areas along and north of I-10 & I-12. This means in addition to the strong storms, a spin up tornado is possible. Between the showers, temperatures will be in the mid to upper 80s with high humidity. Tonight, temperatures will be in the low 70s.

Up Next: Every day this week is going to look a little bit different. Be sure to check back for the most up to date information. On Wednesday, the next line of showers and storms will start earlier in the day. This line again stretching the length of the WBRZ viewing area, so most will see some rain. Traffic will likely be moving a little slower on Wednesday morning as drivers navigate through the rain. Showers and storms will be on and off throughout the middle of the day. Temperatures will be fighting the rain and will be in the mid-80s at the warmest. As the sun goes down on Wednesday, there will be a brief clearing. One more cluster of storms will pass through on Thursday morning bringing a few more scattered showers. Skies will clear from west to east through the late morning and early afternoon on Thursday.

Friday is looking clear and comfortable. Lower humidity will drop temperatures into the low 60s Friday morning. Friday afternoon will be warm, in the upper 80s. The holiday weekend is looking clear and warm with temperatures near 90°. Click here to see the 7-day forecast.  

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In the Tropics:

No development expected in the next 5 days.


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Monday PM Forecast: more rounds of rain and storms https://www.wbrz.com/news/monday-pm-forecast-more-rounds-of-rain-and-storms/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/monday-pm-forecast-more-rounds-of-rain-and-storms/ Forecast Discussion Mon, 23 May 2022 4:55:37 PM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus Monday PM Forecast: more rounds of rain and storms

The active weather pattern will stick around for the first half of the week. While plenty of dry time is expected, there will be several rounds of showers and thunderstorms all the way through Thursday morning.

Next 24 Hours: With mostly cloudy skies, lingering showers and thunderstorms will diminish in coverage but remain possible during the overnight hours. All the leftover moisture at the surface from recent rain will keep it feeling muggy with low temperatures in the low 70s. The next batch of showers and thunderstorms could pop around mid-morning on Tuesday and scattered action will continue into the afternoon. It will not be a washout and some times of sun can be expected. The temperatures will be dependent on if, and when, a spot gets rain. Therefore, highs will fall in a range of about 83 – 87 degrees area wide with the warmer numbers happening in locations that stay dry or get rain later in the day.   

Up Next: A cold front will move into the region on Wednesday. While sun may be hard to come by, some early dry time will allow high temperatures into the low 80s. By afternoon, the boundary will set off widespread showers and thunderstorms. As the front crawls through the area, off and on activity will continue overnight and into Thursday morning. A couple of inches of rain could fall in the 12 – 18 hour window it will take for the front to pass. As drier air spills into the region, clearing is expected as soon as Thursday afternoon, but certainly overnight into Friday. Rather pleasant late May weather is anticipated for the Memorial Day Weekend, with a drop in humidity even possible, noted in cooler than average low temperatures! CLICK HERE for your detailed 7-Day Forecast.

The Tropics: The National Hurricane Center has started issuing official, tropical weather outlooks. While this was previously done on the first day of hurricane season, June 1, last year the NHC decided to start outlooks earlier due to the recent string of pre-season tropical systems. In this year's first outlook, no development is expected over the next 5 days.

The Explanation: An upper level disturbance will move into the region on Tuesday morning. As we cotinine to have ample moisture in place, scattered showers and thunderstorms should have no problem developing in response to this lift. A little surface warming will certainly aid in activity maximizing during the midday hours. With this feature east by the evening hours, a quiet period is anticipated overnight into Wednesday. The last round of showers and thunderstorms will be created by an upper level trough of low pressure lifting through the Great Plains during the middle of the week. An associated cold front will be pulled eastward and into the local area on Wednesday afternoon. With plenty of instability by that time and high atmospheric moisture, widespread showers and thunderstorms will develop. Since wind shear is lacking, there is not significant threat for severe thunderstorms but some downpours certainly remain possible, if not likely. The action may continue overnight and into early Thursday until the cold front passes through the area. Yes, it does appear this cold front will move through the area to reduce humidity quite a bit and even temperatures a few degrees for the Memorial Day Weekend. Drier, northwest winds aloft will be around Friday through the weekend with mainly clear skies and seasonably warm afternoons. A few mornings could have low temperatures a touch below average, in the low to mid 60s.      

--Josh

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Monday AM Forecast: Tracking several rounds of rain https://www.wbrz.com/news/monday-am-forecast-tracking-several-rounds-of-rain/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/monday-am-forecast-tracking-several-rounds-of-rain/ Forecast Discussion Mon, 23 May 2022 5:50:15 AM Meteorologist Marisa Nuzzo Monday AM Forecast: Tracking several rounds of rain

Stay connected this week as several rounds of rain move in.

THE FORECAST

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Today & Tonight: Happy Monday! This week the forecast is very dynamic with a lot of moving parts. Overnight rain will continue to clear, leaving it very muggy to start the day. This afternoon with a few peaks of sunshine and temperatures will be in the mid-80s. Showers will bubble up along the coast first early in the afternoon. Those showers will move north into Parishes south of I-10. More isolated shower activity will be in the Baton Rouge area and areas further north. About 40% of the viewing area will see rain today while most areas get skipped over.  

Up Next: Every day this week is going to look a little bit different. Be sure to check back for the most up to date information. Tuesday rain will come in along a boundary from west to east. The afternoon hours will be most active, and most areas will see at least one quick shower as it passes through. Showers and storms may last through about 10 p.m. Afternoon highs will reach the mid to upper 80s before rain moves in.

On Wednesday, the next line of showers and storms will start earlier in the day. This line again stretching the length of the WBRZ viewing area, so most will see some rain. Traffic will likely be moving a little slower on Wednesday morning as drivers navigate through the rain. This line will not last the whole day and some sun will be around in the afternoon, bringing temperatures into the mid 80s. One more boundary will pass through on Thursday morning bringing a few more scattered showers. Rainfall totals will be 1-3 inches with isolated higher mounts. Storms are expected to be largely non-severe, but a severe thunderstorm warning or a flood advisory are not out of the question. Conditions will dry out Friday and into the weekend. Click here to see the 7-day forecast.  

Use the WBRZ WX App to keep tabs on rain. Hour-by-hour weather tracking is available for your location on the WBRZ WX App on your Apple or Android device. Follow WBRZ Weather on Facebook and Twitter for even more weather updates and unique weather insight from the whole team!

In the Tropics:

The NHC is keeping a close eye on the rainmaker currently over the Gulf Coast states. No tropical development expected.

Surface observations and radar data indicate that the area of low pressure previously over the north-central Gulf of Mexico has now moved inland about 15 miles west-northwest of Pensacola, Florida. As this system continues to move further inland tonight, tropical cyclone development is not expected. However, the system continues to produce disorganized thunderstorms and gusty winds across portions of the Florida Panhandle and southern Alabama and this activity is expected to spread northeastward across the southeastern U.S. over the next day or so. Additional information on the rainfall and flooding potential can be found in products issued by your local National Weather Service Forecast Office and Excessive Rainfall Outlooks issued by the Weather Prediction Center.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...near 0 percent.


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Sunday PM Forecast: Many more hot and humid days in the forecast https://www.wbrz.com/news/sunday-pm-forecast-many-more-hot-and-humid-days-in-the-forecast/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/sunday-pm-forecast-many-more-hot-and-humid-days-in-the-forecast/ Forecast Discussion Sun, 22 May 2022 4:38:35 PM Meteorologist Jacelyn Wheat Sunday PM Forecast: Many more hot and humid days in the forecast

Afternoon showers are beginning to pop up around the area.

THE FORECAST

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Tonight & Tomorrow: Today we stayed on the drier side but more showers will be rolling in in the evening hours. Not everyone will see a shower and if you do it is nothing that will ruin any evening plans. Overnight we will be cooling off to the low 70s. We have a lot of cloud cover in the area that is locking in our temperatures. Monday morning muggies will be present. Temperatures will warm up into the mid-80s. Sunshine is expected for most of the day. Some afternoon showers are possible. Not a total washout.

Up Next: More rain less heat. Temperatures throughout the week stay pretty mild in the mid-80s. We will be seeing lots of cloud cover throughout the area and this will help keep our temperatures down. As we go throughout the week summertime like pop up showers are expected in the afternoon hours. If we see a break in the cloud cover temperatures could pick up into the high 80s. By the time we get to the end of the week, our rainy trend comes to an end. We start to see sunny skies for our Memorial Day weekend. Temperatures will be sneaking back into the 90s by the weekend.

Tropics Update: The National Hurricane Center had identified an area of potential development just south of the Alabama/ Florida border. This system has a 10% chance of developing over the next 48 hours and next 5 days. This system will not be impacting the Baton Rouge area.

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Sunday AM Forecast: No rain yet, but it is coming https://www.wbrz.com/news/sunday-am-forecast-no-rain-yet-but-it-is-coming/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/sunday-am-forecast-no-rain-yet-but-it-is-coming/ Forecast Discussion Sun, 22 May 2022 7:51:21 AM Meteorologist Jacelyn Wheat Sunday AM Forecast: No rain yet, but it is coming

The rain is moving in slowly.

THE FORECAST

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Today & Tonight: A muggy start this morning. We will have some dry time before the line of showers moves into our area. These showers will be popping up around 1 pm and will hang around until 6 pm. Today will not be a total washout. Temperatures will get into the mid-80s once we see some of that cloud cover move out. Tonight off and on showers are possible.

Up Next: Rain is the trend this week. Monday morning will be humid. We will still see some lingering cloud cover from the showers overnight. The rain and cloud cover will keep our temperatures in the 80s. Expect the showers throughout the week to be very summertime like pop-up showers. The showers will be brief and will keep our temperatures mild. By the time we get to the end of the week, the rainy pattern stops and we begin to really warm up.

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Saturday PM Forecast: Strong storms possible https://www.wbrz.com/news/saturday-pm-forecast-strong-storms-possible/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/saturday-pm-forecast-strong-storms-possible/ Forecast Discussion Sat, 21 May 2022 2:55:43 PM Meteorologist Jacelyn Wheat Saturday PM Forecast: Strong storms possible

This is the start of our rainy stretch.

THE FORECAST

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Tonight & Tomorrow: Some people saw some showers this afternoon, and more rain is on the way. With the showers and storms moving into the area, there is a chance for these storms to become severe. The main threats are for gusty winds and pea sized hail. Most of the activity will be coming in overnight and early into Sunday morning. Sunday kicks off with rain. A weak frontal boundary will be stalling out south of the area locking in some showers. Heavy rain is expected as the initial frontal boundary moves through around 6 AM. After that most of the rain is expected to be quick pop-up showers. Temperatures will hold in the 80s due to lots of cloud cover and showers limiting the sunshine.

Up Next: Rain is the trend this week, but we need it. We are expecting 2-4" of rain from Saturday to Thursday. It still will not take us out of drought conditions, but it will help improve conditions. You can check out the updated drought monitor HERE. The rain and cloud cover will keep our temperatures in the 80s throughout the week. Expect the showers throughout the week to be very summertime like pop-up showers. The showers will be brief and will keep our temperatures mild.

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Saturday AM Forecast: Cloudy start with showers moving in this afternoon https://www.wbrz.com/news/saturday-am-forecast-cloudy-start-with-showers-moving-in-this-afternoon/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/saturday-am-forecast-cloudy-start-with-showers-moving-in-this-afternoon/ Forecast Discussion Sat, 21 May 2022 6:54:59 AM Meteorologist Jacelyn Wheat Saturday AM Forecast: Cloudy start with showers moving in this afternoon

Enjoy the dry time this morning because our rain chances go up in the afternoon.

THE FORECAST

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Today & Tonight: Waking up hot and humid with temperatures starting in the high 70s. We are only going to warm up some more throughout the day. Daytime highs will be in the 90s but most will be feeling triple-digit heat in the afternoon hours. An afternoon pop-up shower or storm is possible. Not everyone will see rain but if you do know that these showers and storms have the potential to produce gusty winds, heavy downpours, and hail. Most of the rain will be coming in overnight into Sunday morning.


Up Next: Sunday starts our rainy streak. Most people will see rain at some point on Sunday. Rain will start in the early morning hours. A weak frontal boundary will be stalling out south of the area locking in some showers. Heavy rain is expected as the initial frontal boundary moves through around 8 AM. After that most of the rain is expected to be quick showers. Rain is the trend this week, but we need it. We are expecting 2-4’ of rain from Saturday to Thursday. It still will not take us out of drought conditions, but it will help improve conditions. You can check out the updated drought monitor HERE. The rain and cloud cover will keep our temperatures in the 80s throughout the week.

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Friday PM Forecast: showers and thunderstorms to return https://www.wbrz.com/news/friday-pm-forecast-showers-and-thunderstorms-to-return/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/friday-pm-forecast-showers-and-thunderstorms-to-return/ Forecast Discussion Fri, 20 May 2022 5:07:33 PM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus Friday PM Forecast: showers and thunderstorms to return

A wet weather pattern will kick into gear over the weekend. Any thunderstorms Saturday into early next week could produce downpours, frequent lightning and gusty wind.  

Next 24 Hours: Overnight will remain mostly clear but it will feel noticeably more muggy than the previous few nights as low temperatures stay in the low to mid 70s. Saturday will begin with some sunshine, driving high temperatures into the low 90s. By mid-afternoon, showers and thunderstorms will develop with isolated to scattered action then carrying beyond sunset. Actually how much of the area gets rain tomorrow is a bit questionable. As of now, the forecast calls for 50 percent of the 13 Parish, 3 County Area to receive rain during the afternoon and evening hours, but check back in as that could trend drier.

Up Next: A weak cold front will move into the area and stall by the second half of the weekend. Sunday and Monday look to be busy with widespread showers and thunderstorms occurring in multiple rounds. While neither day should be a full washout, stringing together multiple hours of dry time could be difficult. The broad rainfall forecast calls for 2-4 inches through next week, but a few small areas could receive much higher amounts in any persistent thunderstorms. As we know is typical during the warm season, this could create some localized street and poor drainage flooding. The remnants of the front will continue to instigate afternoon showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday and Wednesday. While the rain may dampen some outdoor events, it will generally be beneficial to the Capital Area which is considered “severely dry” in the U.S. Drought Monitor. CLICK HERE for your detailed 7-Day Forecast.

The Tropics: The National Hurricane Center has started issuing official, tropical weather outlooks. While this was previously done on the first day of hurricane season, June 1, last year the NHC decided to start outlooks earlier due to the recent string of pre-season tropical systems. In this year's first outlook, no development is expected over the next 5 days.

The Explanation: By Saturday afternoon, cooling temperatures aloft will promote instability while southwesterly upper level winds transport moisture back into the region. With the daytime warming, scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop across southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi. With a weak front entering the region, a trigger may remain in place for some activity to continue overnight Saturday into Sunday. A deep feed of moisture originating from the Caribbean Sea will surge across the region pushing atmospheric moisture content to very high levels. With that front moving closer to the region and slowing down on Sunday, there will be a clear forcing mechanism in addition to the favorable conditions provided by the cooler, more unstable atmosphere and added moisture. Numerous to widespread showers and thunderstorms will carry through the second half of the weekend and into Monday. Though the timing is not ideal for outdoor plans, this rain will be beneficial to most areas considered to be in drought and it will help to keep high temperatures in the 80s. Even Tuesday and Wednesday, the pattern will stay favorable for episodes of heavy rain with a continued feed of moisture across the region and a weakening, but stalled boundary providing a focus for development. Southwest winds in the upper levels favor disturbances rolling over the area, which will trigger rounds of activity. Since these little impulses tend to be very subtle, they may be difficult for us to detect and time out until next week. Daytime warming and marine breezes will certainly play a role in development as well, making the middle of the day the most likely time for activity.   

--Josh

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Friday AM Forecast: Rainy pattern starts tomorrow https://www.wbrz.com/news/friday-am-forecast-rainy-pattern-starts-tomorrow/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/friday-am-forecast-rainy-pattern-starts-tomorrow/ Forecast Discussion Fri, 20 May 2022 5:34:25 AM Meteorologist Marisa Nuzzo Friday AM Forecast: Rainy pattern starts tomorrow

Showers will be around on Saturday and Sunday.  

THE FORECAST

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Today & Tonight: Happy Friday! It is another repeat of temperatures in the low 90s this afternoon and mostly sunny skies. Tonight, temperatures will be in the mid-70s.

Up Next: Scattered showers will be back in the forecast over the weekend. Saturday will start dry and isolated showers will begin to bubble up in the afternoon. Showers will become more scattered across the viewing area between 3-7 p.m. and about 30% of the viewing area is expected to see rain. Most areas are expected to see rain on Sunday. Showers will be widespread and will start in the morning along a boundary. A few rumbles of thunder, gusty winds, and possibly some hail will be associated with morning rain. By the afternoon, some lighter rain will be on and off through the rest of the day. If you have outdoor plans, have an indoor option available to help you dodge the showers. All the rain will keep temperatures in the mid-80s.

Scattered showers will be around through next week too. Most locations will see a shower on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Grab your umbrella and keep it close by in case you see a shower any day next week. The rain will be keeping the temperatures a little cooler, in the mid to upper 80s. Click here to see the 7-day forecast.  

Use the WBRZ WX App to keep tabs on the weekend rain. Hour-by-hour weather tracking is available for your location on the WBRZ WX App on your Apple or Android device. Follow WBRZ Weather on Facebook and Twitter for even more weather updates and unique weather insight from the whole team!

In the Tropics: The National Hurricane Center has started issuing official, tropical weather outlooks. While this was previously done on the first day of hurricane season, June 1, last year the NHC decided to start outlooks earlier due to the recent string of pre-season tropical systems. With the latest outlook, no development is expected over the next 5 days.

Long range outlooks also suggesting no development over the next 14 days.


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Thursday PM Forecast: moving into a wetter weather pattern this weekend https://www.wbrz.com/news/thursday-pm-forecast-moving-into-a-wetter-weather-pattern-this-weekend/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/thursday-pm-forecast-moving-into-a-wetter-weather-pattern-this-weekend/ Forecast Discussion Thu, 19 May 2022 4:59:30 PM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus Thursday PM Forecast: moving into a wetter weather pattern this weekend

The weather pattern will transition into the weekend. A deep flow of tropical moisture will bring widespread, and at times heavy, showers and thunderstorms to the region.

Next 24 Hours: Tonight will be mostly clear with low temperatures in the low 70s. The workweek will end with a repeat of mostly sunny skies and high temperatures in the low 90s.

Up Next: By the weekend, a weak front moving into the area will bring a significant uptick in the numbers of showers and thunderstorms. The front will not yet be here by Saturday, so action will fire up in the afternoon as high temperatures climb into the low 90s. A few showers and thunderstorms will then be possible overnight thanks to the advancing front. As it stalls over the area, Sunday and Monday look to be busy with widespread showers and thunderstorms. While the broad rainfall forecast calls for 2-4 inches through next week, especially on Sunday night and Monday, a few small areas could receive much higher amounts in any persistent thunderstorms. As we know is typical during the warm season, this could create some localized street and poor drainage flooding. The remnants of the front will continue to instigate afternoon showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday and Wednesday. While the rain may dampen some outdoor events, it will generally be beneficial to the Capital Area which is considered “severely dry” in the U.S. Drought Monitor. CLICK HERE for your detailed 7-Day Forecast.

The Tropics: The National Hurricane Center has started issuing official, tropical weather outlooks. While this was previously done on the first day of hurricane season, June 1, last year the NHC decided to start outlooks earlier due to the recent string of pre-season tropical systems. In this year's first outlook, no development is expected over the next 5 days.

The Explanation: An upper level ridge of high pressure will weaken on Friday. Despite this, drier air in the atmosphere should continue to promote a quiet weather pattern with high temperatures still climbing into the low 90s. By Saturday afternoon, cooling temperatures aloft will promote instability while southwesterly upper level winds transport moisture back into the region. With the daytime warming, scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop across southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi. With a weak front entering the region, a trigger may remain in place for some activity to continue overnight Saturday into Sunday. A deep feed of moisture originating from the Caribbean Sea will surge across the region pushing atmospheric moisture content to very high levels. With that front moving closer to the region and slowing down on Sunday, there will be a clear forcing mechanism in addition to the favorable conditions provided by the cooler, more unstable atmosphere and added moisture. Numerous to widespread showers and thunderstorms will carry through the second half of the weekend and into early next week. Though the timing is not ideal for outdoor plans, this rain will be beneficial to most areas considered to be in drought and it will help to keep high temperatures in the 80s. Even Tuesday and Wednesday, the pattern will stay favorable for episodes of heavy rain with a continued feed of moisture across the region and a weakening, but stalled boundary providing a focus for development. Southwest winds in the upper levels favor disturbances rolling over the area, which will trigger rounds of activity. Since these little impulses tend to be very subtle, they may be difficult for us to detect and time out until next week. Daytime warming and marine breezes will certainly play a role in development as well, making the middle of the day the most likely time for activity.   

--Josh

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Thursday AM Forecast: Be ready to dodge some showers and storms this weekend https://www.wbrz.com/news/thursday-am-forecast-be-ready-to-dodge-some-showers-and-storms-this-weekend/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/thursday-am-forecast-be-ready-to-dodge-some-showers-and-storms-this-weekend/ Forecast Discussion Thu, 19 May 2022 5:19:22 AM Meteorologist Marisa Nuzzo Thursday AM Forecast: Be ready to dodge some showers and storms this weekend

Weekend plans? You may want to read this!

THE FORECAST

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Today & Tonight: More of the same headed your way today. Skies will be mostly sunny as temperatures climb into the low 90s this afternoon. Expect the heat index to bring the feel like temperature up to about 95°. Tonight, temperatures will bottom out around 70°.

Up Next: Rain will hold off again tomorrow. Mostly sunny skies will bring temperatures into the low 90s on Friday. There will be plenty of dry time to get outside. Grab your sunglasses, sunscreen, and a water bottle or two if you are hanging out in the sunshine. Get out there now before showers return over the weekend. Overnight temperatures will not offer much in terms of relief from the heat. We will bottom out near 70° through the 7-day forecast.

Scattered showers will be back in the forecast over the weekend. Saturday will start dry and isolated showers will begin to bubble up around noon. Showers will become more scattered across the viewing area between 3-7 p.m. and the majority of the viewing area is expected to see rain. It will be a constant rain all day, some areas may see several rounds of showers. Most areas are expected to see rain on Sunday. Showers will be widespread and will start in the late morning. Showers will be on and off the entire day. If you have outdoor plans, have an indoor option available to help you dodge the showers. All the rain will keep temperatures in the mid-80s.

Isolated pop-up showers are possible in the afternoon every day next week and temperatures will climb into the upper 80s. Click here to see the 7-day forecast.  

Use the WBRZ WX App to keep tabs on the weekend rain. Hour-by-hour weather tracking is available for your location on the WBRZ WX App on your Apple or Android device. Follow WBRZ Weather on Facebook and Twitter for even more weather updates and unique weather insight from the whole team!

In the Tropics: The National Hurricane Center has started issuing official, tropical weather outlooks. While this was previously done on the first day of hurricane season, June 1, last year the NHC decided to start outlooks earlier due to the recent string of pre-season tropical systems. With the latest outlook, no development is expected over the next 5 days.

Long range outlooks also suggesting no development over the next 14 days.


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Wednesday PM Forecast: looking at a wetter pattern for the weekend https://www.wbrz.com/news/wednesday-pm-forecast-looking-at-a-wetter-pattern-for-the-weekend/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/wednesday-pm-forecast-looking-at-a-wetter-pattern-for-the-weekend/ Forecast Discussion Wed, 18 May 2022 4:57:13 PM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus Wednesday PM Forecast: looking at a wetter pattern for the weekend

There is not much action in the forecast to close the week. Moving into the weekend, although the timing is not looking great for outdoor plans, some needed rain is coming.

Next 24 Hours: Tonight will be mostly clear with low temperatures in the low 70s. Tomorrow will be mostly sunny with high temperatures in the low 90s.

Up Next: Friday is expected to stay dry and it will be warm with thermometers chalking up highs in the low 90s. By the weekend, a weak front moving into the area will bring a significant uptick in the numbers of showers and thunderstorms. On Saturday, action will fire up in the afternoon after high temperatures climb into the low 90s. A few showers and thunderstorms will then be possible overnight thanks to the advancing front. As it stall over the area, Sunday looks to be busy with widespread showers and thunderstorms. The remnants of the front could continue to instigate afternoon showers and thunderstorms on Monday. While the timing of the wet weather may not be ideal for weekend, outdoor activities, it will keep high temperatures in the 80s on Sunday and Monday. Additionally, this system will provide needed rain for the area, which is experiencing short-term drought. About 2-4 inches of precipitation is anticipated overall. CLICK HERE for your detailed 7-Day Forecast.

The Tropics: The National Hurricane Center has started issuing official, tropical weather outlooks. While this was previously done on the first day of hurricane season, June 1, last year the NHC decided to start outlooks earlier due to the recent string of pre-season tropical systems. In this year's first outlook, no development is expected over the next 5 days.

The Explanation: An upper level ridge of high pressure will start to weaken on Thursday and Friday. Despite this, drier air in the atmosphere should continue to promote a dry weather pattern with high temperatures still climbing into the low 90s. By Saturday afternoon, cooling temperatures aloft will promote instability while southwesterly upper level winds transport moisture back into the region. With the daytime warming, scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop across southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi. With a weak front entering the region, a trigger may remain in place for some activity to even continue overnight Saturday into Sunday. With the front moving closer to the region and slowing down on Sunday, there will be a clear trigger in addition to the favorable conditions provided by the cooler, more unstable atmosphere and moistening upper level winds. Numerous to widespread showers and thunderstorms will carry through the second half of the weekend. Though the timing is not ideal for outdoor plans, this rain will be beneficial to most areas considered to be in drought and will also help to keep high temperatures in the 80s. Though the cold front should dissipate over the area, the upper level trough of low pressure responsible for it will still be influencing the local weather. Another round of showers and thunderstorms is expected as temperatures warm up on Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday, the upper level trough will be absorbed by the jet stream and slowly lift away from the region returning weather to a more typical pattern of isolated, afternoon convection.

--Josh

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Wednesday AM Forecast: High humidity could make for a bad hair day https://www.wbrz.com/news/wednesday-am-forecast-high-humidity-could-make-for-a-bad-hair-day/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/wednesday-am-forecast-high-humidity-could-make-for-a-bad-hair-day/ Forecast Discussion Wed, 18 May 2022 5:09:01 AM Meteorologist Marisa Nuzzo Wednesday AM Forecast: High humidity could make for a bad hair day

The summertime humidity is here!

THE FORECAST

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Today & Tonight: Your Wednesday is starting out muggy and warm. The 70s will quickly turn into 90s this afternoon with mostly sunny skies. The heat index will be in the 90s through the evening hours and we will see some relief only after the sun start setting. Temperatures tonight will bottom out in the low 70s.

Up Next: The rest of the work week is trending very dry. Rain will hold off through Friday. Mostly sunny skies will bring temperatures into the low 90s on Thursday and Friday. There will be plenty of dry time to get outside. Grab your sunglasses, sunscreen, and a water bottle or two if you are hanging out in the sunshine. Get out there now before showers return over the weekend. Overnight temperatures will not offer much in terms of relief from the heat. We will bottom out near 70° all week. Scattered showers will be back in the forecast over the weekend. We are not tracking any total washouts, but most areas will catch a shower or two on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Isolated pop-up showers are possible on Monday and Tuesday afternoon. Click here to see the 7-day forecast.  

Use the WBRZ WX App to keep tabs on sneaky afternoon showers this weekend. Hour-by-hour weather tracking is available for your location on the WBRZ WX App on your Apple or Android device. Follow WBRZ Weather on Facebook and Twitter for even more weather updates and unique weather insight from the whole team!

In the Tropics: The National Hurricane Center has started issuing official, tropical weather outlooks. While this was previously done on the first day of hurricane season, June 1, last year the NHC decided to start outlooks earlier due to the recent string of pre-season tropical systems. With the latest outlook, no development is expected over the next 5 days.

Long range outlooks also suggesting no development over the next 14 days.


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Tuesday PM Forecast: highs in low 90s, mainly dry finish to workweek https://www.wbrz.com/news/tuesday-pm-forecast-highs-in-low-90s-mainly-dry-finish-to-workweek/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/tuesday-pm-forecast-highs-in-low-90s-mainly-dry-finish-to-workweek/ Forecast Discussion Tue, 17 May 2022 4:28:32 PM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus Tuesday PM Forecast: highs in low 90s, mainly dry finish to workweek

The second half of the week will be rather warm with minimal rain chances. The pattern will change this weekend due to an approaching front.

Next 24 Hours: Any showers and thunderstorms that manage to get going will diminish through the early evening hours. Then, skies will partially clear with low temperatures dipping into the low 70s. Wednesday will be mostly sunny and warm with high temperatures in the low 90s. Enough humidity is expected to bump feels-like temperatures close to 100 degrees.

Up Next: Thursday and Friday will be plenty warm and sticky as well with thermometers chalking up highs in the low 90s as well. A largely dry forecast is expected for the back half of the workweek. By the weekend, a weak front moving into the area will bring a significant uptick in the numbers of showers and thunderstorms, especially Saturday afternoon through Sunday. This could possibly provide some meaningful rain for the area. This time of year, chances really decrease for any changes in temperatures or humidity. However, the new week could begin with a small but noticeable downturn in humidity and temperatures that are closer to average. CLICK HERE for your detailed 7-Day Forecast.

The Tropics: The National Hurricane Center has started issuing official, tropical weather outlooks. While this was previously done on the first day of hurricane season, June 1, last year the NHC decided to start outlooks earlier due to the recent string of pre-season tropical systems. In this year's first outlook, no development is expected over the next 5 days.

For more than a week, one of the two major computer models has been consistently hinting at tropical activity around the Gulf of Mexico before Memorial Day. There are a lot of "click-bait" sources providing misleading information about that possibility. It is important to know that this is only one model, and it tends to exaggerate tropical development this time of year. There are many weather variables that go into tropical development like sea surface temperatures, upper level patterns, wind speeds and so much more that one single model cannot be the sole cause for alarm. Trust that the Storm Station Meteorologists are tracking tropical developments around the clock. We will let you know if and when any formation is possible.

The Explanation: An upper level ridge of high pressure will build across the region on Wednesday, shifting the more favorable instability and vertical motions for showers and thunderstorms to the east. The center of the ridge should result in enough subsidence (sinking air) for a completely dry forecast. The ridge will begin to break down by the end of the week, but forecast model guidance is in agreement on maintaining a dry forecast until the weekend. By then, the upper level ridge will by flattened by a broad upper level trough of low pressure moving across the Midwest. Broad lift in the atmosphere in advance of the trough will tap into the ample instability created by warmth and humidity. Scattered to widespread showers and thunderstorms will develop throughout the late morning and afternoon. The center of the trough and cold front will slow or stall over the area Saturday night and Sunday and this will break the routine of daytime showers and thunderstorms. Instability and lift will continue at night keeping precipitation in the forecast. The weakening boundary will trigger new development as temperatures warm on Sunday. By the beginning of next week, the system should fully dissipate and return local weather to the typical rhythm of mainly afternoon convection. Even in falling apart, if this front can make it south of the area, big if, we could feel some slightly lower humidity early next week, but do not hold your breath waiting for that this time of year.

--Josh

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