WBRZ https://www.wbrz.com/ WBRZ Weather Weather en-us Copyright 2021, WBRZ. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Tue, 2 Mar 2021 HH:03:ss GMT Synapse CMS 10 WBRZ https://www.wbrz.com/ 144 25 Wet weather to welcome your Tuesday https://www.wbrz.com/news/wet-weather-to-welcome-your-tuesday/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/wet-weather-to-welcome-your-tuesday/ Weather Mon, 1 Mar 2021 5:11:49 PM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus Wet weather to welcome your Tuesday

A cold front has settled near the central Gulf Coast. Breezy and cooler conditions will continue as rain increases into Tuesday.

Next 24 Hours: Overnight, cloud cover will persist and northeast winds of 10-20mph will knock temperatures down into the low to mid 50s. Showers, initially isolated, will increase in coverage and intensity after midnight. Rain is expected to be widespread, and could briefly be moderate to heavy, through noon Tuesday. That does mean that the morning drive could be a little slower than usual. Amounts will total about an inch for most. An isolated downpour or two could lead to localized street and poor drainage flooding. A gradual west to east drying will begin Tuesday afternoon but continued clouds and northerly winds will keep highs in the upper 50s.  

Up Next: Wednesday morning will begin with clearing skies and low temperatures slightly below average in the low 40s. Sunshine will trigger a nice recovery with afternoon highs climbing back into the low 60s. Thursday will be a duplicate beauty with sun, lows in the 40s and highs in the 60s. Clouds will return as the week closes and another fast moving system will spread a period of rain across the area to begin the weekend. CLICK HERE for your full 7-Day Forecast.   

The Explanation: An upper level trough will move across the Mid-Mississippi River Valley through tomorrow morning. A west to east oriented cold front draped over the coast will continue drifting south into the northern Gulf of Mexico. Ascending air over the boundary will cause periods of rain and possibly a few thunderstorms near the coast through Tuesday morning. Severe thunderstorms appear unlikely due to cooler surface temperatures and weak mid-level lapse rates. As the trough and associated surface low move east into Alabama and Georgia, rain will end from west to east on Tuesday afternoon. However, a widespread, healthy soak of 0.5 – 1.5 inches of rain is anticipated. Some minor surface flooding could happen in typical nuisance spots. Drier and cooler conditions will take over on Wednesday as high pressure builds into the region. Temperatures will reach seasonable readings through Friday morning. Another upper level trough will race across the southern third of the country Friday into Saturday. Compared to what is expected Tuesday, a fairly similar scenario is advertised by the forecast models. That is, a quick shot of moderate rain is possible, mainly Friday night, and severe thunderstorms are unlikely. The remainder of the weekend should see dry and seasonable weather.

--Josh

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Cold front bringing rain and a temperature drop https://www.wbrz.com/news/cold-front-bringing-rain-and-a-temperature-drop/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/cold-front-bringing-rain-and-a-temperature-drop/ Weather Mon, 1 Mar 2021 5:49:09 AM Meteorologist Marisa Nuzzo Cold front bringing rain and a temperature drop

A warm and wet start to the week with changes on the way.

THE FORECAST

Today and Tonight: There is fog lingering around from Hammond through Ascension Parish and all the way down to Morgan City. The fog will lift around 9 am, but rain will be moving through. A cold front will bring showers to areas north of Baton Rouge in the morning hours and will be in the Baton Rouge area in the early afternoon. It will continue to push south through the evening. Between the clouds and rain, temperatures will be in the upper 70s. Tonight cooler air will move in and temperatures will drop into the 50s as the rain picks back up.

Up Next: Showers and storms will be widespread by dawn on Tuesday. Thick clouds and a strong southerly wind will keep temperatures near 60 degrees on Tuesday afternoon. The rain will move east throughout the day and by sunset, on Tuesday the rain will be clearing. Clouds will continue to clear overnight and temperatures will be in the 40s heading into Wednesday. After starting chilly, Wednesday will bring clear skies and temperatures in the low 60s. Mostly clear and dry conditions will continue for the rest of the forecast. Temperatures will rebound and hover around 70 degrees in the afternoon and 50 degrees overnight.  Click here to see the 7-day forecast.

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Wet start to the week expected https://www.wbrz.com/news/wet-start-to-the-week-expected/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/wet-start-to-the-week-expected/ Weather Sun, 28 Feb 2021 9:26:01 AM Meteorologist Jake Dalton Wet start to the week expected

Into Tonight, Into Tomorrow:

Tonight, clouds will continue to build with patchy fog developing overnight. Lows will be in the upper 60s. Monday will start off cloudy with a few isolated showers. Rain coverage will increase through the afternoon and evening hours, with a few embedded thunderstorms. Temperatures will top out in the 70s in the afternoon, then fall into the 50s after a cold front passes through.

Looking Ahead:

The cold front bringing rain on Monday will stall near the coast on Tuesday, where a low will then track along. This will keep widespread showers and a few rumbles of thunder in the forecast through Tuesday afternoon/evening. Rainfall amounts of 1-2 inches are possible over the next two days. Tuesday night, the front will clear the region, leaving us with cooler temperatures and drier conditions.

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-- Meteorologist Jake Dalton

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Fog develops overnight, mild end to the weekend https://www.wbrz.com/news/fog-develops-overnight-mild-end-to-the-weekend/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/fog-develops-overnight-mild-end-to-the-weekend/ Weather Sat, 27 Feb 2021 9:57:46 AM Meteorologist Jake Dalton Fog develops overnight, mild end to the weekend

Tonight and Tomorrow: 

Tonight, we remain mostly cloudy with lows in the upper 60s. Areas of fog will begin to develop overnight, especially east of Baton Rouge and closer to bodies of water. Sunday will be mainly cloudy and warm, with a steady south breeze. Highs will be in the lower 80s. An isolated shower or two is possible in the afternoon. Overall, rain will not be big a concern for your outdoor plans.

Looking Ahead:

A cold front will begin to track towards south Louisiana on Monday, but will take its time doing so. Therefore, widespread showers and a few thunderstorms will be likely Monday and Tuesday. Rainfall amounts of 1-2 inches are possible. Tuesday night, the front will clear the region, leaving us with slightly cooler temperatures and drier conditions.

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-- Meteorologist Jake Dalton

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Mild weekend ahead with a few showers https://www.wbrz.com/news/mild-weekend-ahead-with-a-few-showers/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/mild-weekend-ahead-with-a-few-showers/ Weather Fri, 26 Feb 2021 5:12:12 PM Meteorologist Jake Dalton Mild weekend ahead with a few showers

Into Tonight, Into Tomorrow:

This evening will stay dry. Clouds will begin to move in overnight with low temperatures in the mid 60s. Dense Fog is likely Saturday morning, especially east of Baton Rouge, where a Dense Fog Advisory will go into effect at Midnight - 9 AM Saturday.

The Weekend: 

Saturday will be mainly dry. We'll have a mix of sun and clouds with temperatures in the 80s. Sunday, expect more in the way of cloud cover. The chance for an isolated shower or two will be slightly higher, around 20%. Overall, rain will not be big a concern for your weekend plans.

Looking Ahead:

A cold front will begin to track towards south Louisiana on Monday, but will take its time doing so. Therefore, widespread showers and even a few thunderstorms will be likely Monday and Tuesday. Tuesday night, the front will finally clear the region, leaving us with slightly cooler temperatures and drier conditions.


-- Meteorologist Jake Dalton

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Official start of hurricane season could move up to May https://www.wbrz.com/news/official-start-of-hurricane-season-could-move-up-to-may/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/official-start-of-hurricane-season-could-move-up-to-may/ Weather Fri, 26 Feb 2021 1:03:01 PM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus Official start of hurricane season could move up to May

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which tracks major storms year-round, is considering moving up the official start date of hurricane season by about two weeks. 

The Washington Post reports a group at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, which is part of the NOAA, is deciding whether the start of the Atlantic hurricane season should move to May 15 from the widely agreed-upon start date of June 1. The discussion was prompted by a growing trend for storms to form ahead of June.

According to NOAA's historical hurricane tracker, 34 storms have formed during the month of May since 1851. In 2020, both Arthur and Bertha developed prior to June 1. Though most systems are weak at that time in the season, the strongest on record was a category two hurricane, later named Amanda, that struck Florida in 1863.

The National Hurricane Center has announced plans to start issuing tropical weather outlooks on May 15. Additionally, the Pacific hurricane season already begins on May 15. 

Last year brought a historic season for Atlantic storms, becoming the most active hurricane season on record.


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OFFICIAL: Baton Rouge registers first 80 temperature of 2021 https://www.wbrz.com/news/official-baton-rouge-registers-first-80-temperature-of-2021/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/official-baton-rouge-registers-first-80-temperature-of-2021/ Weather Fri, 26 Feb 2021 2:23:11 PM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus OFFICIAL: Baton Rouge registers first 80 temperature of 2021

For the first time in 2021, the thermometer at Baton Rouge Metro Airport reached (and surpassed) 80 degrees. According to the Automated Surface Observation Station (ASOS), the gauge clicked up to 81 degrees at 12:53pm and continued climbing into the afternoon. With data going back to 1930, the average first such high has occurred around February 11. More warmth is in store for the upcoming weekend. Click here to see the 7-day forecast.

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Some areas hitting 80 degrees today, More 80s this weekend https://www.wbrz.com/news/some-areas-hitting-80-degrees-today-more-80s-this-weekend/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/some-areas-hitting-80-degrees-today-more-80s-this-weekend/ Weather Fri, 26 Feb 2021 5:37:51 AM Meteorologist Marisa Nuzzo Some areas hitting 80 degrees today, More 80s this weekend

Some fog and drizzle will be around the area this morning. The sun will be back this afternoon. 

THE FORECAST

Today and Tonight: Temperatures started in the 60s with some fog and drizzle. A few brief showers will move through areas north of Baton Rouge in the early morning. By late morning, the fog and showers will clear up and there will be periods of sunshine. Temperatures will be in the upper 70s this afternoon. The sunniest spots may reach the 80s.  

Up Next: By Saturday morning the weak front causing some shower activity will move north securing a strong southerly breeze. Warm air packed with Gulf moisture will support cloud cover through the weekend. Although a bit cloudy, it will be mostly dry with temperatures reaching the low 80s! Our next rainmaker will move in on Monday and Tuesday. Click here to see the 7-day forecast.

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Unseasonable late winter warmth to continue https://www.wbrz.com/news/unseasonable-late-winter-warmth-to-continue/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/unseasonable-late-winter-warmth-to-continue/ Weather Thu, 25 Feb 2021 5:36:43 PM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus Unseasonable late winter warmth to continue

As a weak, stalled front provides the area with a minimal chance for a shower, the warmth continues. The Capital Area is in search of its first 80 degree reading of 2021.  

Next 24 Hours: Clouds will continue with another round of fog possible into Friday morning. Low temperatures will remain about 15 degrees above average, stopping in the mid 60s. Beyond morning clouds and fog, a little more sun may be in store for Friday afternoon compared to Thursday afternoon. This will allow high temperatures into the upper 70s, and possibly low 80s along the I-10 corridor.

Up Next: A weak front will be forced to the I-20 corridor over the weekend, decreasing rain chances, opening some holes in the clouds deck and allowing temperatures to go even warmer. Both Saturday and Sunday could challenge 80 degrees. As the front changes course and falls south early next week, there is a possibility for more organized rain Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures will tick back slightly in response. CLICK HERE for your full 7-Day Forecast.   

The Explanation: A weak front will be stall just north of the local area several days. In the absence of any widespread lift or forcing, any light showers than can develop will be highly isolated and mainly north of I-10/12. In the upper levels, our area will remain in southerly wind flow that will enhance moisture to produce mostly cloudy skies through the weekend. An upper level ridge will then build over the Gulf of Mexico Saturday and Sunday guiding the front farther north. Temperatures will top out in the upper 70s and, where there are significant breaks in clouds, low 80s. With low temperatures in the 60s, some fog could form each morning. By early next week, a trough will be digging into the Mid-Mississippi River Valley forcing the upper ridge and surface front back to the south. This feature will tap into Gulf moisture and enhance precipitation formation Monday through Tuesday.    

--Josh

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Above average temperatures expected through March https://www.wbrz.com/news/above-average-temperatures-expected-through-march/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/above-average-temperatures-expected-through-march/ Weather Thu, 25 Feb 2021 5:21:04 PM Meteorologist Jake Dalton Above average temperatures expected through March

As we head into the new month of March, above average temperatures are expected across southeast Louisiana. The Climate Prediction Center has a 50-60% chance of above average temperatures. For the month of March, our average high is near 73 degrees and our average low is near 50 degrees. Anything above those two numbers would be classified as above average. We'll take it after February's winter blast!




As far as precipitation is concerned, the Climate Prediction Center has all of southeast Louisiana in a 30-40% chance of below normal precipitation. In March, we average 4.41 inches of rainfall every year. Below normal precipitation can sometimes correlate to a less active weather pattern setting up for the month of March.


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Warm and cloudy with a few showers https://www.wbrz.com/news/warm-and-cloudy-with-a-few-showers/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/warm-and-cloudy-with-a-few-showers/ Weather Thu, 25 Feb 2021 6:06:00 AM Meteorologist Marisa Nuzzo Warm and cloudy with a few showers

Starting with fog and drizzle today. 

THE FORECAST

Today and Tonight: This morning we woke up to temperatures in the 60s with some fog out there. The fog will lift around 10 am. There may be a little drizzle out there with the fog. There will be a weak boundary lingering around the northern part of our area, and it may spark up a shower or two. By the afternoon conditions will be mostly dry, cloudy, and warm with temperatures in the mid-70s. Tonight the clouds will stick around and temperatures will be in the 60s once again.  

Up Next: That same boundary will continue to wiggle around our area through Friday creating a similar pattern. You can expect temperatures near 70 and scattered showers here and there through Friday. By Saturday that boundary will move north securing a strong southerly breeze. Warm air packed with Gulf moisture will support cloud cover through the weekend. Although cloudy, it will be mostly dry with temperatures reaching the low 80s! Click here to see the 7-day forecast.

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Few showers before first 80 degree temperatures of 2021 https://www.wbrz.com/news/few-showers-before-first-80-degree-temperatures-of-2021/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/few-showers-before-first-80-degree-temperatures-of-2021/ Weather Wed, 24 Feb 2021 4:50:12 PM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus Few showers before first 80 degree temperatures of 2021

Despite some early sunshine, clouds returned on cue Wednesday. They did not stop an ongoing warming trend that could culminate with some highs in the 80s this weekend.  

Next 24 Hours: The clouds that arrived on Wednesday will stick around into the overnight hours. If some gaps can develop and last, this could open the window for patchy fog to form on Thursday morning. Low temperatures will be in the upper 50s and low 60s. A weak cold front will drift in from the north on Thursday and stall, likely north of the I-10/12 corridor. This front could spark a few showers, especially north of the highways. However, most of the time will be dry, rain coverage will be low and amounts minor. High temperatures will reach the low 70s.

Up Next: A similar setup is in store for Friday in terms of temperatures and rain chances. Actually, Friday could work out a little bit drier area-wide with a few more peeks of sunshine. The weak front will be forced north across Louisiana and Mississippi over the weekend, decreasing rain chances, opening some holes in the clouds deck and allowing temperatures to go even warmer. Both Saturday and Sunday could challenge 80 degrees. As the front changes course and falls south early next week, there is a possibility for more organized rain Monday and Tuesday. CLICK HERE for your full 7-Day Forecast.   

The Explanation: A weak and slowing cold front will drop in from the northwest overnight allowing continued cloud cover and isolated showers through Thursday. This boundary will lose its momentum due to the upper level winds and go nearly parallel to the coast, stalling and meandering for several days. A shortwave upper level trough will then push across the southern third of the country on Thursday night and this could help to create some additional lift in the atmosphere. Still, the highest chances for showers through Friday morning will remain closer to these triggering mechanisms north of I-12.  An upper level ridge will then build over the Gulf of Mexico Saturday and Sunday guiding the front farther north and allowing highs to push 80 degrees. It is too early though to call it completely dry on Saturday and Sunday but the lack of forcing and general sinking motions in the atmosphere created by the ridge should preclude any organized precipitation. By early next week, forecast models are trying to resolve whether the upper level ridge can remain anchored across the northern Gulf or breakdown in favor of some upper level disturbances. Currently, the second scenario looks a little bit more likely, which would result in some periods of active weather Monday through Wednesday.

--Josh

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Warm and sunny today, Isolated showers moving in tomorrow https://www.wbrz.com/news/warm-and-sunny-today-isolated-showers-moving-in-tomorrow/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/warm-and-sunny-today-isolated-showers-moving-in-tomorrow/ Weather Wed, 24 Feb 2021 6:01:12 AM Meteorologist Marisa Nuzzo Warm and sunny today, Isolated showers moving in tomorrow

Happy Hump Day! Clear skies and warmer temperatures continue for your Wednesday. 

THE FORECAST

Today and Tonight: Today will start clear and clouds will start to trickle in throughout the day. Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 70s this afternoon. With more cloud cover by tonight, temperatures will be warmer, staying near 60 degrees all night long.  

Up Next: Thursday morning will be mostly cloudy and fog may form as well. Scattered showers will be on and off along a stationary boundary starting Thursday morning. Showers will be most likely for areas north of Baton Rouge, but a few will sneak south throughout the day. It will not be a washout, and there may even be some sun in between the rain. Temperatures will continue to be in the low 70s. That same boundary will continue to wiggle around our area through the weekend creating a similar pattern. You can expect temperatures near 70 and scattered showers here and there through the weekend and into early next week. Click here to see the 7-day forecast.

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Even warmer days ahead, but with some showers too https://www.wbrz.com/news/even-warmer-days-ahead-but-with-some-showers-too/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/even-warmer-days-ahead-but-with-some-showers-too/ Weather Tue, 23 Feb 2021 4:55:20 PM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus Even warmer days ahead, but with some showers too

For the second straight day, Capital Area high temperatures reached 70 degrees. Expect to string several more together, though some showers do come into the forecast.

Next 24 Hours: Another night of clear skies is ahead. Wednesday morning may be the final forecast period with below average temperatures for a while. Lows will be in the low to mid 40s. Then, just a few clouds could develop on another afternoon expected to reach 70 degrees.

Up Next: Thursday will begin much milder with lows in the upper 50s thanks to mostly cloudy skies. This as a weak front will sneak into the region from the north leading to a period with isolated to scattered showers through Friday.

Neither day will be a washout and the best chance for rain will be north of the interstate system. Despite the dreary weather, highs should be able to reach the low 70s. The front will be forced back north over the weekend, decreasing rain chances and allowing temperatures to go even warmer. Both Saturday and Sunday could challenge 80 degrees. There is a possibility for some more active weather early next week. CLICK HERE for your full 7-Day Forecast.   

The Explanation:  Continued dry air will allow a change in temperatures from morning low to afternoon high. The diurnal ranges will be around 30 degrees. Though largely zonal (west to east) wind flow in the atmosphere will dominate through the week, an upper level trough in the western United States will send a front toward the Southeast by Thursday. Leading up to this, light southerly winds will allow a slow, steady increase of moisture to the atmosphere. Once the front arrives, clouds and even a few showers will develop. This boundary will lose its momentum due to the upper level winds and go nearly parallel to the coast, stalling and meandering for several days. A shortwave upper level trough will then push across the southern third of the country on Friday and this could help to create some additional lift in the atmosphere. Still, the highest chances for showers on Thursday and Friday will remain closer to these triggering mechanisms to our north and therefore areas north of I-12 have the best shot at some light rain.  An upper level ridge will build over the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday and Monday guiding the front farther north and allowing highs to push 80 degrees. It is too early though to call it completely dry on Saturday and Sunday but the lack of forcing and general sinking motions in the atmosphere created by the ridge should preclude any organized precipitation. By early next week, forecast models are trying to resolve whether the upper level ridge can remain anchored across the northern Gulf or breakdown in favor of some upper level disturbances. Currently, the second scenario looks a little bit more likely, which would result in some periods of active weather Monday through Wednesday.

--Josh

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Sunny and 70s, Scattered showers return to the forecast on Thursday https://www.wbrz.com/news/sunny-and-70s-scattered-showers-return-to-the-forecast-on-thursday/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/sunny-and-70s-scattered-showers-return-to-the-forecast-on-thursday/ Weather Tue, 23 Feb 2021 5:49:03 AM Meteorologist Marisa Nuzzo Sunny and 70s, Scattered showers return to the forecast on Thursday

You will be hard-pressed to find clouds out there today. 

THE FORECAST

Today and Tonight: In short, sunny and 70s today! The boundary that came through yesterday did drop our morning temperatures into the 30s, but the chilly temperatures will not last long. Temperatures this afternoon will be near 70 degrees all across the viewing area and there will be plenty of sunshine. This is “wear a jacket in the morning and take it off in the afternoon” weather. Tonight, temperatures will be slightly warmer, in the 40s. 

Up Next: Dry, mostly sunny conditions will continue for Wednesday. Temperatures will be in the 70s in the afternoon and overnight temperatures will rise back into the 50s by Thursday morning. On Thursday and Friday, scattered showers will be on and off. Neither day will be a washout. Temperatures will continue to be near 70 degrees between the showers. A similar pattern with temperatures near 70 and scattered showers will continue through the weekend and into early next week. Click here to see the 7-day forecast.

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Few more chilly nights, but several mild afternoons ahead https://www.wbrz.com/news/few-more-chilly-nights-but-several-mild-afternoons-ahead/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/few-more-chilly-nights-but-several-mild-afternoons-ahead/ Weather Mon, 22 Feb 2021 5:08:31 PM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus Few more chilly nights, but several mild afternoons ahead

One week ago, we were shivering across a frozen Capital City. Today, some may have been tempted to break out the shorts!

Next 24 Hours: Clear skies and light winds will allow a solid drop in temperatures tonight. Look for lows to bottom out on the mid 30s around southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi. Some patchy fog is possible to start Tuesday. With ample sunshine in the forecast, thermometers will jump for 70 degrees once again tomorrow afternoon.    

Up Next: Wednesday morning may be the final forecast period with below average temperatures for a while. Lows will be in the low to mid 40s. A few clouds could develop on another afternoon expected to reach 70 degrees. A weak front will sneak into the region from the north on Thursday, leading to a period with isolated to scattered showers through Friday. The front will not make a clean pass and a period of unseasonably warm temperatures is therefore ahead. Wednesday through next Monday, highs will be in the 70s, and possible the upper 70s late in the weekend and early next week. CLICK HERE for your full 7-Day Forecast.   

The Explanation:  A surface high pressure system will traverse the central Gulf Coast through Tuesday. Divergent air will lead to clear skies. Dry air will allow a change in temperatures from morning low to afternoon high. The diurnal ranges will be around 30 degrees. Though largely zonal (west to east) wind flow in the atmosphere will dominate through the week, an upper level trough in the western United States will send a front toward the Southeast by Thursday. Leading up to this, light southerly winds will allow enough moisture to return to the atmosphere so that upon arrival, the front will stir up some clouds and a few showers. This boundary will lose its momentum due to the upper level winds and go nearly parallel to the coast, stalling and meandering for several days. Forecast models bring the front closest to the area on Thursday and Friday, which is when we’ll carry the highest chances for showers and then push it back to the north over the weekend causing lower chances for showers. It is too early though to call it completely dry on Saturday and Sunday. Given the west to east orientation of the front, at any given time, rain chances will be highest for areas north of I-12 and lowest for areas south. As far as temperatures go, the ongoing light, southerly winds will initiate a period of above average temperatures Wednesday afternoon through the weekend. An upper level ridge will build over the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday and Monday guiding the front farther north and allowing highs to push 80 degrees.      

--Josh

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A few small showers this morning, Clear skies this afternoon https://www.wbrz.com/news/a-few-small-showers-this-morning-clear-skies-this-afternoon/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/a-few-small-showers-this-morning-clear-skies-this-afternoon/ Weather Mon, 22 Feb 2021 5:46:17 AM Meteorologist Marisa Nuzzo A few small showers this morning, Clear skies this afternoon

A few tiny showers this morning and then mostly clear skies. 

THE FORECAST

Today and Tonight: A weak cold front is moving through the area today. It will bring a few light showers through the area this morning, but by late morning it will be mostly clear. This afternoon skies will be mostly sunny and temperatures will be in the mid to upper 60s. The front will shift the winds to be out of the north and a cool northerly breeze will drop temperatures into the 30s tonight. Temperatures will be chilly but above freezing tonight. 

Up Next: Dry, mostly sunny conditions will continue for Tuesday and Wednesday. Temperatures will be in the upper 60s and low 70s in the afternoon and overnight temperatures will rise back into the 50s by Thursday morning. On Thursday and Friday, scattered showers will be on and off. Neither day will be a washout. Temperatures will continue to be near 70 degrees between the showers. A similar pattern with temperatures near 70 and scattered showers will continue through the weekend and into early next week. Click here to see the 7-day forecast.

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Weak front will bring a few showers Monday morning https://www.wbrz.com/news/weak-front-will-bring-a-few-showers-monday-morning/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/weak-front-will-bring-a-few-showers-monday-morning/ Weather Sun, 21 Feb 2021 9:45:33 AM Meteorologist Jake Dalton Weak front will bring a few showers Monday morning

Tonight and Tomorrow:

Tonight, expect cloudy skies with temperatures near 50. A weak front will move through early Monday morning, bringing a few light showers across the area. Any rain will be done by 9am. Monday afternoon, we'll have clear skies with temperatures in the lower 60s.

Looking Ahead:

We will have one more chilly night this week, as low temperatures fall into the 30s Monday night. Beyond that, we will warm up again with highs in the upper 60s and 70s through next weekend. The end of the week turns more unsettled by Thursday, with several disturbances expected to move through bringing a daily chance for rain. Click here for the 7-day forecast.

-- Meteorologist Jake Dalton

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Warming trend continues, chance for showers late Sunday night https://www.wbrz.com/news/warming-trend-continues-chance-for-showers-late-sunday-night/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/warming-trend-continues-chance-for-showers-late-sunday-night/ Weather Sat, 20 Feb 2021 10:16:39 AM Meteorologist Jake Dalton Warming trend continues, chance for showers late Sunday night

Tonight and Tomorrow:

Tonight will be cold, with lows in the mid 30s, but all are expected to remain above freezing. Sunday will start off with clear skies. Clouds will begin to build through the day with highs in the mid to upper 60s. A stray shower can't be ruled out late tomorrow afternoon.

Looking Ahead:

Sunday will be even warmer than Saturday with highs in the mid 60s. Clouds will build through the day with a slight chance of a stray shower in the afternoon and evening. A weak cool front will slide across the area overnight, into Monday morning, bringing scattered showers. Not everyone will get rain and rainfall amounts will be less than a tenth of an inch. High temperatures will remain in the 60s and 70s through out next week, with chilly mornings in the 30s and 40s. Click here for the 7-day forecast.

-- Meteorologist Jake Dalton

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Record cold stretch ends, weekend temps trend up https://www.wbrz.com/news/record-cold-stretch-ends-weekend-temps-trend-up/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/record-cold-stretch-ends-weekend-temps-trend-up/ Weather Fri, 19 Feb 2021 4:47:34 PM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus Record cold stretch ends, weekend temps trend up

On Friday morning, the Baton Rouge area climbed above 40 degrees for the first time in 137 hours (Saturday at 4pm). One more very cold night is expected but the upward momentum on thermometers will continue on Saturday afternoon.   

Next 24 Hours: Conditions are set up even better tonight than last night for very cold temperatures. Beneath clear skies with light winds, the Capital City should bottom out in the mid 20s and some areas north of I-12 are set for another hard freeze. Leave the pipes wrapped. Following Friday’s sunshine fueled climb, Saturday afternoon will bounce some 30 degrees into the mid 50s as light winds shift to the east.   

Up Next: Sunday will be even warmer, starting off above freezing and then reaching the 60s. Some sunshine may be around early but clouds will increase through the day due to the approach of a weak cold front. Isolated showers will be possible Sunday night into Monday morning but coverage and amounts will be low. Overall, temperatures will be stable, near average from the end of the weekend into early next week. With another stretch of sunshine, thermometers could hit 70 degrees by Wednesday. CLICK HERE for your full 7-Day Forecast.   

The Explanation:  The deep cold pool associated with an upper level trough will remain over the area tonight. More so than last night, conditions look ideal for the bottom to drop out on temperatures. Clear skies and light winds will make for optimal radiational cooling and lead to a hard freeze north of I-12. Most areas along and north will make it into the mid 20s. That upper trough will pull away to the east on Saturday allowing a weak upper level ridge to move overhead and some compressional warming to occur. With sunshine, highs will warm into the mid 50s Saturday and into the 60s by Sunday. Then, a weak, Pacific-based cold front will send a few showers our way Sunday night into Monday. Low instability will make it difficult for any thunderstorms to develop and rain coverage looks to remain low—in the isolated category. After some showers, thermometers will barely take a hit, remaining near seasonal averages. Tuesday and Wednesday will be tranquil and mild though some clouds could build up ahead of the eventual next rainmaker toward the end of next week.

--Josh

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