WBRZ https://www.wbrz.com/ WBRZ Weather Weather en-us Copyright 2022, WBRZ. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Tue, 4 Oct 2022 HH:10:ss GMT Synapse CMS 10 WBRZ https://www.wbrz.com/ 144 25 Monday PM Forecast: feeling warm again by the end of the week https://www.wbrz.com/news/monday-pm-forecast-feeling-warm-again-by-the-end-of-the-week/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/monday-pm-forecast-feeling-warm-again-by-the-end-of-the-week/ Weather Mon, 3 Oct 2022 4:40:07 PM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus Monday PM Forecast: feeling warm again by the end of the week

Since September 10, only one day (September 19) has recorded a trace of measurable rain at Metro Airport in Baton Rouge. Dry conditions will continue into the beginning of October.

Next 24 Hours: A few high clouds may stay in the mix tonight but these will have no affect on the sensible weather. Morning low temperatures will bottom out near 59 degrees. Tuesday will be mostly sunny with light, east winds. The trend of gradually warming high temperatures will continue with afternoon thermometers in the mid 80s.  

Up Next: Skies will remain mainly clear for the majority of the week. With no major features to alter the weather, high and low temperatures will gain a degree or two each day. By the end of the week, lows will be in the mid 60s and highs will be in the upper 80s. One or two spots could hit 90 degrees on Thursday or Friday. A cold front will sag south through the area on Saturday morning. That system is likely to pass without rain; and it will be followed by a sunny and mild afternoon. Overnight temperatures will return to the 50s Saturday and Sunday nights. CLICK HERE for your detailed 7-Day Forecast.

The Tropics: Showers and thunderstorms have increased today in association with an area of low pressure located a few hundred miles south-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. Environmental conditions are conducive for gradual development, and there is a seventy percent chance that a tropical depression forms in a day or two. Further development will become less likely late this week due to increasing upper-level winds. The system is forecast to move west northwestward and then turn northwestward by mid-week over the eastern tropical Atlantic.

Showers and thunderstorms associated with a tropical wave located several hundred miles east of the southern Windward Islands have changed little in organization during the last several hours. There is a thirty percent chance of slow development during the next several days while the wave moves generally westward at 15 to 20 mph, reaching the Windward Islands and the eastern Caribbean Sea by midweek. Interests in the Windward Islands should monitor the progress of the system.

The Explanation: A very dry air mass continues to reside over the region. Overall, the pattern will not change much through the short term period. With essentially zonal (west to east) flow in the upper levels, benign weather will continue. Occasional pockets of mid to upper level moisture could result in some passing cirrus clouds. During the middle and end of the week, the upper levels may warm just a bit translating to slightly higher afternoon temperatures. An upper level trough deepening over the Northeast U.S. will send a weak cold front into the Southeast at the start of the weekend. Without quality moisture due to lack of a low level return flow, the frontal passage should remain dry. As for temperatures, ahead of the front again temperatures look to remain in the middle and upper 80s during the day, however, overnight lows should begin to drop into the 50s again by next weekend.

--Josh

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Monday AM Forecast: A little warm up this week https://www.wbrz.com/news/monday-am-forecast-a-little-warm-up-this-week/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/monday-am-forecast-a-little-warm-up-this-week/ Weather Mon, 3 Oct 2022 5:35:43 AM Meteorologist Marisa Nuzzo Monday AM Forecast: A little warm up this week

Clear skies and a warm-up are coming your way this week.

THE FORECAST

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Today & Tonight: Clear and calm weather conditions are here for the week once again. Temperatures will have a slow climb through the week, but humidity will be comfortable. Temperatures this afternoon will max out in the mid-80s and tonight temperatures will dip into the upper 50s.

Up Next: Temperatures will be trending a little warmer this week. Afternoon temperatures will be in the mid to upper 80s with mostly sunny skies and comfortable humidity all week. Overnight temperatures will be in the mid-60s, trending closer to the normal temperatures for this time of year. Clear skies will last through the weekend and weather will cooperate for the LSU game on Saturday. Another cold front may make it here for the start of next week to bring temperatures down again. Click here to see the 7-day forecast.  

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In the Tropics

There are two disturbances to watch. Neither one is threatening the Gulf at this time. Stay connected for updates.

Eastern Tropical Atlantic: An elongated area of low pressure located several hundred miles south of the Cabo Verde Islands continues to produce disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Environmental conditions are forecast to be favorable for some gradual development, and a tropical depression is likely to form around the middle part of this week. Further development will become less likely by the end of the week due to increasing upper-level winds. The system is forecast to move westward, then turn northwestward or northward by the end of the week over the eastern tropical Atlantic.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...40 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...70 percent.

East of the Windward Islands: Showers and thunderstorms associated with a tropical wave located several hundred miles east of the Windward Islands have changed little in organization during the past several hours. Further development of the wave is possible, however, and a tropical depression could form during the next few days while it moves generally westward at 15 to 20 mph, reaching the Windward Islands and the eastern Caribbean Sea by midweek.  Interests in the Windward Islands should monitor the progress of the system.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...30 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...40 percent.


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Sunday PM Forecast: Fall pattern sticking around for the work week https://www.wbrz.com/news/sunday-pm-forecast-fall-pattern-sticking-around-for-the-work-week/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/sunday-pm-forecast-fall-pattern-sticking-around-for-the-work-week/ Weather Sun, 2 Oct 2022 4:55:38 PM Meteorologist Jacelyn Wheat Sunday PM Forecast: Fall pattern sticking around for the work week

Wonderful weather for the work week.

THE FORECAST

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Tonight & Tomorrow: Afternoon highs today creeping in the mid-to-high 80s and we are finally starting to see some wispy cloud cover move into the area. Winds at the surface will still be coming in from the northeast, pumping cooler drier air into the area, but upper level winds have shift out of the west and now we are starting to see some light cirrus clouds in the forecast. Overnight expect to see clearing skies and temperatures falling back into the mid-50s. Monday morning will have a fall start with temperatures in the mid-50s. Dew points are still trending on the lower side which will allow for us to remain dry and comfortable in the forecast. Daytime highs are expected to reach the mid-80s again.

Up Next: Tuesday and into the rest of the work week, temperatures start to gradually rise back to around average for this time of year. Humidity starts to creep back into the forecast and we will see dew points continue to rise but conditions will still feel pretty dry. Daytime highs will be topping out in the mid-to-high-80s by next weekend. Some clouds will begin to build into the forecast as the winds start to shift. No rain in the forecast but just a little more fair weather clouds expected in the afternoons. Click here to see the 7-day forecast.

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In the Tropics:

Eastern Tropical Atlantic:
An elongated area of low pressure located several hundred miles
south of the Cabo Verde Islands continues to produce disorganized
showers and thunderstorms. Environmental conditions are forecast to
be favorable for some gradual development, and a tropical
depression is likely to form around the middle part of this week.
The system is forecast to move westward, then turn northwestward
or northward by the end of the week over the eastern tropical
Atlantic.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...30 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...70 percent.

Central Tropical Atlantic:
Disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity continues in
association with a tropical wave located several hundred miles east
of the Windward Islands.  Some gradual development of the wave is
possible during the next few days while it moves generally westward
at 15 to 20 mph, reaching the Windward Islands and the eastern
Caribbean Sea by midweek.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent.


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Sunday AM Forecast: Cooler temperatures for the start of the workweek https://www.wbrz.com/news/sunday-am-forecast-cooler-temperatures-for-the-start-of-the-workweek/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/sunday-am-forecast-cooler-temperatures-for-the-start-of-the-workweek/ Weather Sun, 2 Oct 2022 7:54:28 AM Meteorologist Jacelyn Wheat Sunday AM Forecast: Cooler temperatures for the start of the workweek

Fall pattern staying locked in.

THE FORECAST

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Today & Tonight: Cool, crisp morning with temperatures waking up in the low-50s. The northeasterly light breeze is expected to continue again today, pumping cooler, drier air into the forecast. Daytime highs will top out in the mid-80s. Warmer temperatures will not feel as hot with dew points on the low side again today. Completely clear skies expected throughout the day today and into the overnight hours. The upper-level system is not expected to change anytime soon locking us in this fall pattern, the complaint department is closed.

Up Next: To start the workweek, Monday will be a near repeat of the weekend, with morning temperatures in the low-50s and afternoon highs in the low-80s. Some light wispy cirrus clouds expected to start moving into the area later in the day on Monday. Humidity starts to creep back into the forecast and we will see dew points continue to rise throughout the week. Temperatures are expected to gradually rise as we go throughout the workweek as well. Daytime highs will be topping out in the mid-to-high-80s by next weekend. Some clouds will begin to build into the forecast as the winds start to shift. No rain in the forecast but just a little more fair weather clouds expected in the afternoons. Click here to see the 7-day forecast.

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In the Tropics:

The Storm Station is going to continue to monitor the development of these two systems. No current threats to the Gulf coast for the next 5 days.

Eastern Tropical Atlantic:
A tropical wave located several hundred miles south of the Cabo
Verde Islands continues to produce disorganized showers and
thunderstorms. Environmental conditions are forecast to be favorable
for some gradual development during the next several days.
Therefore, a tropical depression is likely to form during the early
or middle part of next week while the system moves westward, then
turns northwestward or northward toward the end of the week over the
eastern tropical Atlantic.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...30 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...70 percent.

Central Tropical Atlantic:
Shower and thunderstorm activity associated with a tropical wave
located several hundred miles east of the Windward Islands has
increased over the past day or so. Some gradual development of the
wave is possible during the next few days while it moves generally
westward at 15 to 20 mph.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.


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Saturday PM Forecast: Fall forecast sticking around https://www.wbrz.com/news/saturday-pm-forecast-fall-forecast-sticking-around/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/saturday-pm-forecast-fall-forecast-sticking-around/ Weather Sat, 1 Oct 2022 4:28:26 PM Meteorologist Jacelyn Wheat Saturday PM Forecast: Fall forecast sticking around

More sunshine and comfortable weather for the weekend forecast.

THE FORECAST

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Tonight & Tomorrow: Temperatures will quickly start to cool as the sun begins to set across the area. Temperatures overnight will fall back into the low-50s with completely clear skies. Waking up Sunday morning still feeling like fall. Temperatures to start the day will be on the chilly side but winds will be calm. As you go throughout the day, the northeasterly winds begin to pick up in perfect time as temperatures heat into the 80s. Not expecting gusty winds just a light breeze for most of the day. Skies will still be completely clear even as you head into the evening hours.

Up Next: Northeasterly winds are going to continue to pump cooler drier area into the Capital Area. The upper-level system is not expected to change anytime soon locking us in this fall pattern, the complaint department is closed. To start the workweek, Monday will be a near repeat of the weekend with morning temperatures in the low-50s and afternoon highs in the low-80s. Temperatures are expected to gradually rise as we go throughout the workweek. Daytime highs will be topping out in the mid-to-high-80s by next weekend. Even as temperatures heat up a bit, dew points will stay on the lower side leaving us with comfortable conditions. Some clouds will begin to build into the forecast as the winds start to shift out of the west. No rain in the forecast but just a little more fair weather clouds expected in the afternoons. Click here to see the 7-day forecast.

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In the Tropics:

Ian now a post tropical low still producing large amounts of rainfall for the Virginia's and up the northeastern seaboard. Weakening of the system is expected to continue as it stays over land.

Eastern Tropical Atlantic:
A tropical wave continues to produce disorganized showers and
thunderstorms several hundred miles south of the Cabo Verde Islands.
This activity has changed little in organization over the past day
or so, but environmental conditions are forecast to be conducive for
gradual development of this system. A tropical depression is likely
to form during the early to middle part of next week while the
system moves westward and then turns northwestward at 5 to 10 mph
over the eastern tropical Atlantic.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...70 percent.


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Saturday AM Forecast: Another great weekend for football in the Capital City https://www.wbrz.com/news/saturday-am-forecast-another-great-weekend-for-football-in-the-capital-city/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/saturday-am-forecast-another-great-weekend-for-football-in-the-capital-city/ Weather Sat, 1 Oct 2022 6:41:00 AM Meteorologist Jacelyn Wheat Saturday AM Forecast: Another great weekend for football in the Capital City

More sunshine and comfortable weather for the weekend forecast.

THE FORECAST


Today & Tonight: Chilly start for the Capital Area this morning. Fall has really set into the forecast this past week. Clear skies and sunshine expected all weekend long. Breezy conditions will stick around the forecast making it a little chilly at the start of the day, but by the afternoon hours windy conditions are enjoyable. Temperatures this afternoon will top out in the low-80s. If you are heading to the Southern game this weekends tailgate forecast is looking perfect. Comfortable conditions at the tailgate, then in the upper-70s at the start of the game, then temperatures dropping to the low-70s by the time you are heading home. Overnight things will cool back down into the mid-50s and the pattern is set to repeat for Sunday.


Up Next: Sunday will be another beautiful day across the area. Temperatures waking up in the 50s with a slight wind out of the northeast. Throughout the day temperatures will warm into the low-80s but plenty of sunshine and not a cloud in the sky. Overnight temperatures will cool back down. Northeasterly winds are going to continue to pump cooler drier area into the Capital Area. The upper-level system is not expected to change anytime soon locking us in this fall pattern, the complaint department is closed. Temperatures are expected to gradually rise as we go throughout the workweek with daytime highs topping out in the mid-80s. Even as temperatures heat up a bit, dew points will stay on the lower side leaving us with comfortable conditions. Completely clear skies expected all week long. 

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In the Tropics:

Hurricane Ian made a second landfall around 2:05 ET near Georgetown, South Carolina with maximum sustained winds of 85mph. Rapid weakening happening as Ian continues to stay over land. Still a tropical low with some rain and winds associated with this system. Expected to fizzle out late this afternoon. 

Eastern Tropical Atlantic:
A tropical wave is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms
several hundred miles south of the Cabo Verde Islands.
Environmental conditions are forecast to be conducive for gradual
development of this system, and a tropical depression is likely to
form during the early to middle part of next week while it moves
westward and then northwestward at 5 to 10 mph over the eastern
tropical Atlantic.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...70 percent.


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Friday PM Forecast: sunny, dry days continue https://www.wbrz.com/news/friday-pm-forecast-sunny-dry-days-continue/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/friday-pm-forecast-sunny-dry-days-continue/ Weather Fri, 30 Sep 2022 4:52:15 PM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus Friday PM Forecast: sunny, dry days continue

Since September 10, only one day registered a trace of rain at Metro Airport in Baton Rouge. The dry stretch will continue next week.

Next 24 Hours: If you have been enjoying the cool nights in the 50s, another one is ahead. Morning low temperatures will be near 53 degrees thanks to clear skies and light, north winds. Saturday will be sunny and seasonable with high temperatures near 82 degrees. Expect a north breeze of 5-10mph.  

Up Next: The second half of the weekend will mimic the first with high and low temperatures just a degree or two higher than the previous day. Next week, morning low temperatures will moderate from the upper 50s on Monday morning to near average in the mid 60s by the end of the week. As for high temperatures, mid to upper 80s can be expected each afternoon which is at or above average. The atmosphere will stay relatively dry but contain just enough moisture for a cloud or two to form. Still, no rain chances are currently advertised through the end of next week, even as a weak cold front approaches Friday. CLICK HERE for your detailed 7-Day Forecast.

The Tropics: Hurricane Ian made a second landfall around 2:05 ET near Georgetown, South Carolina with maximum sustained winds of 85mph. Rapid weakening is expected as Ian turns northwest at 15mph and moves across the Carolinas Friday night and Saturday. Surge of 4-7 feet is expected along the South Carolina coast. Hurricane force winds are expected near the coast with tropical storm force winds inland. Rainfall could exceed 4 to 8 inches in some portions of the Carolinas leading to major flash and river flooding.

A tropical wave is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms over the far eastern tropical Atlantic. Environmental conditions are forecast to be conducive for gradual development of this system, and there is a sixty percent chance that a tropical depression could form early next week as the system moves westward to west-northwestward over the eastern tropical Atlantic.

The Explanation: The local area sits between an upper level ridge of high pressure to the west and the upper low pressure associated with Ian to the east. This is bringing cool and dry north winds to the area The fall like weather will continue with cool night time temperatures and afternoon highs near normal, in the mid-80s. The sky will be clear and humidity will continue to be very low, giving us essentially no chance for rain.

--Josh

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Friday AM Forecast: More pleasant weather for the weekend https://www.wbrz.com/news/friday-am-forecast-more-pleasant-weather-for-the-weekend/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/friday-am-forecast-more-pleasant-weather-for-the-weekend/ Weather Fri, 30 Sep 2022 5:57:08 AM Meteorologist Jacelyn Wheat Friday AM Forecast: More pleasant weather for the weekend

Complaint department is closed for the weekend!

THE FORECAST

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Today & Tonight: Happy Friday and it is feeling fabulous outside. Sitting in the low-50s this morning with clear skies across the Capital Area. Temperatures will continue to climb as we go through out the day into the low-80s. Windy conditions are expected to continue across the area this afternoon, with winds of 10-15mph and gust up to 20mph. The skies will remain completely clear as we head into the overnight hours and temperatures will fall back into the 50s.

Up Next: The cooler pattern is set on repeat for the weekend. Northeasterly winds are going to continue to pump cooler drier area into the Capital Area. The upper-level system is not expected to change anytime soon locking us in this fall pattern, the complaint department is closed. Waking up Saturday morning to temperatures in the mid-50s. Temperatures are expected to gradually rise as we go throughout the weekend with daytime highs topping out in the mid-80s. Even as temperatures heat up a bit, dew points will stay on the lower side leaving us with comfortable conditions. Completely clear skies expected all weekend long. Click here to see the 7-day forecast.

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In the Tropics:

Hurricane Ian has moved over water again and will make a second landfall in South Carolina on Friday. As of 4am, maximum sustained winds were at 85mph and the storm was moving north at 10mph. Ian will turning northwest on Thursday night and accelerating through landfall. Ian will rapidly weaken after that. Along parts of the South Carolina coast, storm surge of 4-6 feet is expected with hurricane conditions in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Some locations could receive up to 8 inches of rain and experience major river flooding.

A broad area of disorganized thunderstorms moving westward off the African coast with medium chance of development over the next 5 days. No current threat to the local viewing area.

A broad area of showers and thunderstorms off the west coast of
Africa is associated with a tropical wave. Environmental conditions
are forecast to be conducive for gradual development, and a tropical
depression could form early next week as the system moves westward
to west-northwestward over the eastern tropical Atlantic.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...50 percent.


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Thursday PM Forecast: breezy and comfortable end to the week https://www.wbrz.com/news/thursday-pm-forecast-breezy-and-comfortable-end-to-the-week/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/thursday-pm-forecast-breezy-and-comfortable-end-to-the-week/ Weather Thu, 29 Sep 2022 5:00:05 PM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus Thursday PM Forecast: breezy and comfortable end to the week

Thursday morning began with low temperatures in the low 50s, the coolest readings since April. Comfortable conditions with lighter winds will continue through the weekend.  

Next 24 Hours: Another cool night is ahead. With clear skies, north winds of 5-10mph and dew point temperatures in the upper 40s, lows will bottom out in the low 50s. Abundant sunshine is expected on Friday, which will help highs gradually warm into the low 80s. Out of the north at 5-10mph, the breeze will be much lighter than earlier in the week.

Up Next: Over the weekend, winds will continue to ease as temperatures gradually moderate about a degree or two per daypart. Expect highs in the low to mid 80s and lows in the mid to upper 50s. This trend will keep going next week. The atmosphere will stay relatively dry but contain just enough moisture for a cloud or two to form. Still, no rain chances are currently advertised through the middle of next week. CLICK HERE for your detailed 7-Day Forecast.

The Tropics: Hurricane Ian has moved over water again and will make a second landfall in South Carolina on Friday. As of 4pm, maximum sustained winds were at 75mph and the storm was moving north at 9mph. Ian will turning northwest on Thursday night and accelerating through landfall. Ian will rapidly weaken after that. Along parts of the South Carolina coast, storm surge of 4-6 feet is expected with hurricane conditions in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Some locations could receive up to 8 inches of rain and experience major river flooding. 

A tropical wave moving off the west coast of Africa is producing a broad area of showers and thunderstorms. Environmental conditions support a thirty percent chance of gradual development of this system through early next week as it moves westward to west-northwestward into the eastern tropical Atlantic.

The Explanation: Autumn weather will continue through the weekend. With Ian east of the area and a surface high pressure system to our north, a strong pressure gradient will continue to produce breezy conditions with northerly winds of 5-15mph. Those same winds continue to transport very dry air across the region with dew point temperatures in the 40s and low relative humidity. Very pleasant weather will continue with lows in the low to mid 50s and highs in the low to mid 80s. The associated dry air will result in zero rain chances through the middle of next week.

--Josh

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Thursday AM Forecast: More windy conditions expected for the Capital Area, no warnings or advisories issued for today https://www.wbrz.com/news/thursday-am-forecast-more-windy-conditions-expected-for-the-capital-area-no-warnings-or-advisories-issued-for-today/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/thursday-am-forecast-more-windy-conditions-expected-for-the-capital-area-no-warnings-or-advisories-issued-for-today/ Weather Thu, 29 Sep 2022 5:50:55 AM Meteorologist Jacelyn Wheat Thursday AM Forecast: More windy conditions expected for the Capital Area, no warnings or advisories issued for today

Another windy day but no current Red Flag warnings or wind advisories expected today.

THE FORECAST

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Today & Tonight: Another cool start to the day with temperatures in the low-50s this morning. If you are enjoying the cooler weather, you’ll be happy to know its sticking around for a while. Today temperatures will struggle to break 80° across the area. No active warnings or advisories today, but we are still expecting windy conditions and gust up to 20mph. Skies will stay completely clear today and rain is not something we have to worry about in the forecast. Overnight temperatures will fall back into the mid-50s.

Up Next: Friday will be a near repeat of today, waking up with temperatures in the mid-50s and completely clear skies. As the day goes on, temperatures will top out in the low-80s with plenty of sunshine. Winds out of the northeast will be breezy at 5-10 mph with gust up to 20mph. Not expected and warnings or advisories for wind tomorrow. Into the overnight hours temperatures will fall back into the 50s. The cooler pattern is set on repeat for the weekend. Saturday and Sunday will have clear skies and plenty of sunshine. Day time highs will be a little warmer than what we have seen this past week in the mid-80s. Drier cooler conditions will keep us feeling like fall well into next week.

Tropics:

Catastrophic Hurricane Ian made landfall near Cayo Costa, Florida around 3:05pm ET on Wednesday afternoon with maximum sustained winds of 155mph and a minimum central pressure of 940mb. Now a Tropical Storm, Ian will continue moving northeast at 8mph through today while gradually weakening due to land interactions. Still, devastating coastal impacts due to surge, torrential rain and battering wind will continue across western and central Florida. Ian will move over the western Atlantic Ocean by Thursday night making a second landfall as a tropical storm or hurricane near the Georgia or South Carolina coasts on Friday. For additional information on the ongoing impacts from Hurricane Ian, visit the National Hurricane Center website.


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Wednesday PM Forecast: cool mornings and breezes continue, Ian makes landfall https://www.wbrz.com/news/wednesday-pm-forecast-cool-mornings-and-breezes-continue-ian-makes-landfall/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/wednesday-pm-forecast-cool-mornings-and-breezes-continue-ian-makes-landfall/ Weather Wed, 28 Sep 2022 4:28:51 PM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus Wednesday PM Forecast: cool mornings and breezes continue, Ian makes landfall

It has been breezy across the area thanks to the relative proximity of Hurricane Ian. Pleasant weather will continue with more cool nights and warm afternoons.

The combination of low relative humidity near 25 percent and winds between 15 and 20 mph with higher gusts will produce a high fire danger across the area. Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not advised.

The National Weather Service has issued a RED FLAG WARNING due to critical fire conditions for the entire WBRZ Weather Forecast Area (except St. Mary Parish) until 7pm Wednesday and it could be extended into Thursday. This includes the parishes of: Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana, East Feliciana, St. Helena, Iberville, West Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, Assumption, St. James, Tangipahoa, Livingston, Ascension and the counties of Wilkinson, Amite, and Pike. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly.

Many locations in the region have gone more than two weeks since measurable rain and dry conditions will continue for the duration of this week. With increased winds due to Hurricane Ian nearby in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, favorable fire conditions could persist through much of the week.

In addition, a WIND ADVISORY will continue for areas surrounding Lake Maurepas and Lake Pontchartrain until 10pm Wednesday. Northeast winds of 20-25mph with gusts over 40mph could cause spotty tree and powerline damage.

Next 24 Hours: Skies will stay clear overnight with northeast winds of 10-15mph. Low temperatures will bottom out around 53 degrees. Thursday will bring much more sunshine and blue sky. There will be an ongoing northeast breeze of 10-15mph with a few higher gusts. It would be a good idea to secure any loose, outdoor objects and avoid burning. High temperatures will maximize around 79 degrees.

Up Next: Friday will also begin in the 50s followed by a sunny afternoon in the low 80s. Winds should be trending lighter. Certainly, over the weekend, those winds will ease as temperatures gradually moderate about a degree or two per daypart. Expect highs in the low to mid 80s and   80s and lows in the low to mid 60s. Still, no rain chances are currently advertised through the middle of next week. CLICK HERE for your detailed 7-Day Forecast.

The Tropics: Catastrophic Hurricane Ian made landfall near Cayo Costa, Florida around 3:05pm ET on Wednesday afternoon with maximum sustained winds of 155mph and a minimum central pressure of 940mb. Ian will continue moving just east of due north at 9mph through today while gradually weakening due to land interactions. Still, devastating coastal impacts due to surge, torrential rain and battering wind will continue across western and central Florida. Ian will move over the western Atlantic Ocean by Thursday night making a second landfall as a tropical storm or hurricane near the Georgia or South Carolina coasts on Friday. For additional information on the ongoing impacts from Hurricane Ian, visit the National Hurricane Center website.

Tropical Depression Eleven formed on Wednesday afternoon in the central Atlantic Ocean. This system could become a short-lived tropical storm before drifting north and dissipating by the end of the weekend.

The Explanation: Autumn weather will continue through the workweek. With Ian east of the area and a surface high pressure system to our north, a strong pressure gradient will continue to produce breezy conditions with northerly winds of 15-25mph. Those same winds continue to transport very dry air across the region with dew point temperatures in the 40s and relative humidity below thirty percent. In combination with dry antecedent conditions due to a lack of rainfall, fires can easily spread and there is a heightened danger of this through Thursday. Outside of those two (comparatively minor) concerns, very pleasant weather will continue with lows in the mid 50s and highs in the low 80s. A gradually weakening Ian will keep northerly wind flow over the region through this weekend. The associated dry air will result in zero rain chances. A weak front may approach the area later next week, which could be the next very low shot at precipitation.   

--Josh

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Wednesday AM Forecast: Windy and dry at home as Ian approaches Florida https://www.wbrz.com/news/wednesday-am-forecast-windy-and-dry-at-home-as-ian-approaches-florida/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/wednesday-am-forecast-windy-and-dry-at-home-as-ian-approaches-florida/ Weather Wed, 28 Sep 2022 5:48:57 AM Meteorologist Marisa Nuzzo Wednesday AM Forecast: Windy and dry at home as Ian approaches Florida

Dry and windy conditions expected again today.

THE FORECAST

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Today & Tonight: More clear skies are coming your way today. Temperatures will quickly climb from the 50s into the low 80s this afternoon. Another Red Flag warning is out for the day today. Avoid burning as fires could get out of control quickly with low humidity and gusty winds. It will be windy this afternoon and there are Wind Advisories out for Ascension, Livingston, Tangipahoa, St. Helena, and St. James Parishes. Sustained winds will be from 20-25 mph and gusts will be up to 35 mph.

Up Next: With strong northeasterly winds from hurricane Ian, the fire weather may last a few more days. The humidity will stay low, and the winds will pick up in the afternoon hours for the rest of the week. Afternoon temperatures will trend in the low 80s and overnight lows in the mid-50s. This cooler and drier weather will last through the weekend too.  Click here to see the 7-day forecast.  

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In the Tropics

Ian has strengthened into a major, category 4 hurricane. Landfall over the Fort Myers, Florida area is expected later this evening. Heavy rain and tropical storm force winds have already moved over the southwest Florida coast. CLICK HERE to track Ian in the WBRZ Hurricane Center. Stay connected for updates throughout the week.


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Tuesday PM Forecast: breezy and dry conditions continue as Ian targets Florida https://www.wbrz.com/news/tuesday-pm-forecast-breezy-and-dry-conditions-continue-as-ian-targets-florida/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/tuesday-pm-forecast-breezy-and-dry-conditions-continue-as-ian-targets-florida/ Weather Tue, 27 Sep 2022 4:40:19 PM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus Tuesday PM Forecast: breezy and dry conditions continue as Ian targets Florida

The much-awaited cold front has pushed through the region and breezy, comfortable conditions are expected through the rest of the week. No direct impacts from Ian are in store for the local area, but occasionally gusty winds and ongoing dry conditions need to be monitored.

The combination of low relative humidity near 25 percent and winds between 15 and 20 mph with higher gusts will produce a high fire danger across the area. Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not advised.

The National Weather Service has issued a RED FLAG WARNING due to critical fire conditions for the entire WBRZ Weather Forecast Area (except St. Mary Parish) from 9am to 7pm Wednesday. This includes the parishes of: Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana, East Feliciana, St. Helena, Iberville, West Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, Assumption, St. James, Tangipahoa, Livingston, Ascension and the counties of Wilkinson, Amite, and Pike. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly.

Many locations in the region have gone more than two weeks since measurable rain and dry conditions will continue for the duration of this week. With increased winds due to Hurricane Ian nearby in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, favorable fire conditions could persist through much of the week.

In addition, a WIND ADVISORY has been issued for areas surrounding Lake Maurepas and Lake Pontchartrain. Northeast winds of 20-25mph with gusts over 40mph could cause spotty tree and powerline damage.

Next 24 Hours: Skies will stay clear overnight with northeast winds of 5-10mph. Low temperatures will bottom out around 56 degrees. Around the perimeter of Ian, a few high clouds may mix in to otherwise clear, blue skies on Wednesday. There will be an ongoing northeast breeze of 10-15mph with a few higher gusts. It would be a good idea to secure any loose, outdoor objects. High temperatures will maximize around 83 degrees.

Up Next: The extended forecast is looking rather pleasant. Breezy conditions will persist through Thursday. The remainder of the workweek will feature clear skies, highs in the low to mid 80s and lows in the upper 50s. Winds will ease over the weekend as temperatures gradually moderate with highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low to mid 60s. Still, no rain chances are currently advertised through the early next week. CLICK HERE for your detailed 7-Day Forecast.

The Tropics: Hurricane Ian continues strengthening in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico. As of 4pm Tuesday, Ian was producing 125mph maximum sustained winds southwest of the Dry Tortugas and moving north at 10mph. The storm will gradually turn north and then northeast while continuing to strengthen on approach to the west coast of Florida through Wednesday. Maximum storm surge of 8-12 feet is expected including 4-7 feet in Tampa Bay. Parts of central west Florida will experience hurricane conditions with 12-16 inches of rain. The slowing forward speed of Ian could cause some much higher amounts.

An area of low pressure located several hundred miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands continues to produce disorganized showers and thunderstorms. This activity has changed little in organization over the last two days. Upper-level winds still appear favorable for some additional development, and there is a sixty percent chance of a short-lived tropical depression over the next couple of days. Further development will become less likely by the end of the week due to increasing upper-level winds. The disturbance is forecast to meander for the next day or so and then turn north-northwestward by Thursday.

The Explanation: Thermometers will stay below average relative to their daypart for nearly a week. Dew point temperatures will be in the 40s and 50s for several days leading to very low humidity. Meanwhile, winds will increase due to the pressure gradient between Hurricane Ian to our southeast and a surface high to our northeast. The breezy conditions coupled with the low relative humidity will bring a rise in fire weather conditions through Thursday. In general, winds will be around 10-15mph, but some higher gusts are possible, especially closer to the coast and I-55. By the weekend, the pressure gradient will weaken and allow winds to slacken as Ian moves inland and loses intensity. Temperatures will gradually moderate. 

--Josh

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Tuesday AM Forecast: Dry air is causing fire weather conditions https://www.wbrz.com/news/tuesday-am-forecast-dry-air-is-causing-fire-weather-conditions/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/tuesday-am-forecast-dry-air-is-causing-fire-weather-conditions/ Weather Tue, 27 Sep 2022 5:29:12 AM Meteorologist Marisa Nuzzo Tuesday AM Forecast: Dry air is causing fire weather conditions

The dry air we have been waiting for is here, and could actually cause some problems.

The combination of low relative humidity near 25 percent and winds between 15 and 20 mph with higher gusts will produce a high fire danger across the area. Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not advised.

The National Weather Service has issued a RED FLAG WARNING due to critical fire conditions for the entire WBRZ Weather Forecast Area (except St. Mary Parish) from 9am to 7pm today. This includes the parishes of: Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana, East Feliciana, St. Helena, Iberville, West Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, Assumption, St. James, Tangipahoa, Livingston, Ascension and the counties of Wilkinson, Amite, and Pike. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can all contribute to volatile fire behavior.

Many locations in the region have gone more than two weeks since measurable rain and dry conditions will continue for the duration of this week. With increased winds due to Hurricane Ian nearby in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, favorable fire conditions could persist through much of the week. 

THE FORECAST

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Today & Tonight: After starting out in the 50s this morning, temperatures will climb into the low 80s this afternoon with low humidity. Skies will be sunny and clear all day today. Temperatures tonight will drop into the upper 50s.

Up Next: These fall conditions are going to last all week.  High temperatures will be in the low 80s and morning temperatures will be in the 50s. With strong northeasterly winds from hurricane Ian, the fire weather may last a few more days. This cooler and drier weather will last through the weekend too.  Click here to see the 7-day forecast.  

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In the Tropics

Ian has strengthened into a major, category 3 hurricane. Ian made landfall over western Cuba very early this morning and is expected to emerge into the southeastern Gulf later today. As it enters the Gulf of Mexico, it is expected to continue intensifying. The front that came through the local area will be pushing Ian into the west coast of Florida by the end of the week. CLICK HERE to track Ian in the WBRZ Hurricane Center. Stay connected for updates throughout the week.


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RED FLAG WARNING issued for southeast Louisiana, southwest Mississippi https://www.wbrz.com/news/red-flag-warning-issued-for-southeast-louisiana-southwest-mississippi/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/red-flag-warning-issued-for-southeast-louisiana-southwest-mississippi/ Weather Mon, 26 Sep 2022 3:30:23 PM Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus RED FLAG WARNING issued for southeast Louisiana, southwest Mississippi

A cold front will push through the area tonight with cooler and drier air to follow. Hurricane Ian will not bring significant impacts to the local area aside from increased winds and large swells—especially on offshore waters.


The combination of low relative humidity near 25 percent and winds between 15 and 20 mph with higher gusts will produce a high fire danger across the area. Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not advised.

The National Weather Service has issued a RED FLAG WARNING due to critical fire conditions for the entire WBRZ Weather Forecast Area (except St. Mary Parish) from 10am to 7pm Tuesday. This includes the parishes of: Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana, East Feliciana, St. Helena, Iberville, West Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, Assumption, St. James, Tangipahoa, Livingston, Ascension and the counties of Wilkinson, Amite, and Pike. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can all contribute to volatile fire behavior.

Many locations in the region have gone more than two weeks since measurable rain and dry conditions will continue for the duration of this week. With increased winds due to Hurricane Ian nearby in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, favorable fire conditions could persist through much of the week. 


Next 24 Hours: As a cold front settles southward into the Gulf of Mexico tonight, temperatures will respond by falling below average for the first time in about 10 days. Lows will settle near 60 degrees. Dry air and abundant sunshine are expected on Tuesday. Highs will be near 84 degrees. In combination with low humidity, north breezes of 5-15mph will result in favorable fire conditions.

Up Next: The extended forecast is looking rather pleasant. The remainder of the workweek will feature clear skies, highs in the low to mid 80s and lows in the upper 50s. If there is one negative, the area has turned rather crispy after a spell of hot, dry weather over the last two weeks. Winds out of the north and northeast at 5-15mph coupled with dew point temperatures in the 40s and relative humidity below 25% will bring an increased risk for wildfires. Burning is not advised. Winds will ease over the weekend as temperatures gradually moderate with highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low to mid 60s. Still, no rain chances are currently advertised through the early next week. CLICK HERE for your detailed 7-Day Forecast.

The Tropics: Hurricane Ian is rapidly intensifying with deteriorating conditions expected in Cuba expected Monday night. As of 4pm Monday, Ian had maximum sustained winds of 100mph and was moving northwest at 13mph. The storm is expected to become a major hurricane on Tuesday as it moves into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico and approach the west coast of Florida on Wednesday. Due to an expected slowing forward speed, long lasting and dangerous storm surge is possible all along the west coast of Florida, most notably in Tampa Bay. In addition, torrential rain and strong winds may batter the state for several days. Ian is expected to become a remnant low over the Southeast U.S. this weekend.

Shower and thunderstorm activity has changed little in organization today associated with an area of low pressure located several hundred miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands. Despite the proximity of nearby dry air, upper-level winds appear generally conducive for additional development, and there is a seventy percent chance that a tropical depression forms during the next couple of days as the system meanders over the central tropical Atlantic. By the end of this week, upper-level winds are forecast to become less favorable for development as the system begins to move slowly north-northwestward.

The Explanation: A cold front will continue marching south and into the Gulf of Mexico by Tuesday morning. Thermometers will move below average Tuesday morning and stay below average relative to their daypart for nearly a week. Dew point temperatures will trail off into the 40s and 50s for several days on the other side of the front. Meanwhile, winds will increase due to the pressure gradient between Hurricane Ian to our southeast and a surface high to our northeast. The breezy conditions coupled with the low relative humidity will bring a rise in fire weather conditions through Thursday. In general, winds will be around 10mph, but some higher gusts are possible, especially closer to the coast and I-55. By the weekend, the pressure gradient will weaken and allow winds to slacken as Ian moves inland and loses intensity. Temperatures will gradually moderate. 

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Monday AM Forecast: The Fall feel is moving in, Tracking Hurricane Ian https://www.wbrz.com/news/monday-am-forecast-the-fall-feel-is-moving-in-tracking-hurricane-ian/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/monday-am-forecast-the-fall-feel-is-moving-in-tracking-hurricane-ian/ Weather Mon, 26 Sep 2022 4:49:04 AM Meteorologist Marisa Nuzzo Monday AM Forecast: The Fall feel is moving in, Tracking Hurricane Ian

It will finally start to feel like fall this week.

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Today & Tonight: That fall feel is moving in this week. Today is a transition day. Temperatures this afternoon will still reach the low 90s with mostly sunny skies. A stray shower or two will be possible southeast of Baton Rouge as a front squeezes out the rest of the water in our atmosphere. After that humidity will be dropping fast. Temperatures tonight will be in the mid-60s.

Up Next: There will be a noticeable drop in humidity come Tuesday afternoon. Temperatures will be in the mid-80s with sunny skies. The rest of the week will trend mostly sunny with mild temperatures and low humidity too. Wednesday and Thursday high temperatures will be in the low 80s. By Thursday morning, the overnight lows will be dipping into the 50s. This cooler and drier weather will last through the weekend too.  Click here to see the 7-day forecast.  

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In the Tropics - Tropics Video Forecast

In the Caribbean, Ian has strengthened into a hurricane. Ian is expected to rapidly intensify into a major hurricane over the next two days as it moves northwest toward the western parts of Cuba. As it enters the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday afternoon, it is expected to intensify into a major, category four hurricane. The front that is set to bring us fall weather will be pushing Ian into the west coast of Florida by the end of the week. CLICK HERE to track Ian in the WBRZ Hurricane Center. Stay connected for updates throughout the week.


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5 days of record-breaking heat for the Capital area https://www.wbrz.com/news/5-days-of-record-breaking-heat-for-the-capital-area/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/5-days-of-record-breaking-heat-for-the-capital-area/ Weather Sun, 25 Sep 2022 5:10:57 PM Meteorologist Jacelyn Wheat 5 days of record-breaking heat for the Capital area

The hot streak is coming to an end across the Capital Area this weekend. Baton Rouge recorded record breaking heat for 5 days in a row. The first astronomical week of fall and it surely did not feel anything like fall for Baton Rouge. All records are based on readings from Ryan Field for Baton Rouge dating back to 1930.

Now that our quick summer streak wants to wrap up we will be seeing more fall conditions across the Capital Area this week. For more details on the forecast click HERE.

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Eyes on the skies Monday night, you may see Jupiter's stripes https://www.wbrz.com/news/eyes-on-the-skies-monday-night-you-may-see-jupiter-s-stripes/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/eyes-on-the-skies-monday-night-you-may-see-jupiter-s-stripes/ Weather Sun, 25 Sep 2022 4:40:56 PM Meteorologist Jacelyn Wheat Eyes on the skies Monday night, you may see Jupiter's stripes

Be sure you keep your eyes on the skies Monday, September 26th!

Monday night you will have the chance to catch a glimpse of Jupiter’s stripes. For the first time since October 1963, Jupiter will only be 590M km (367M miles) away from Earth. Now, this is still an incredibly far distance, but at Jupiter’s farthest point it is 965M km (600M miles) away from Earth.

Not only will Jupiter be significantly closer to Earth than normal it will also be in opposition with the Sun. This means that the Sun and Jupiter are on opposite sides of the Earth, and the Sun’s reflection will make Jupiter appear brighter and larger. For this sighting you will not need a telescope, a simple pair of binoculars will do.

You should be able to see the stripes on Jupiter's surface and there is also the potential to see some of Jupiter's moons (Ganymede, lo, Callisto, Europa). If you do not have any tools to help with the sightings, you can always just look into the sky, other than the moon Jupiter will be the second brightest thing in the night sky tonight.

The two occurrences are not extremely rare. Jupiter is in opposition every 13 months, and is closest to Earth every 12 years. The overlapping of the two events will not happen again for another 107 years in October 2129.

Jupiter will rise in the East as the sunsets Monday evening, and reach its highest point in the night sky at 2:57am early Tuesday morning before disappearing in the western horizon.

If you happen to snap a good photo of this rare occurrence be sure you send it in to us at weather@wbrz.com. We would love to share your photos!


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Sunday PM Forecast: Finally feeling like fall in the capital area https://www.wbrz.com/news/sunday-pm-forecast-finally-feeling-like-fall-in-the-capital-area/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/sunday-pm-forecast-finally-feeling-like-fall-in-the-capital-area/ Weather Sun, 25 Sep 2022 3:17:43 PM Meteorologist Jacelyn Wheat Sunday PM Forecast: Finally feeling like fall in the capital area

Sunshine and steamy temperatures this Sunday, but cooler drier weather for the rest of the week.

THE FORECAST

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Tonight & Tomorrow: Last day of the summertime like pattern in the forecast. Temperatures this afternoon tying the 93° record set in 2016. Some light wispy cirrus clouds in the area but dense cloud cover and showers stayed away. As we head into the overnight hours temperatures will fall back into the low-70s. Monday morning we are going to be watching the cold front move through the area. Starting your day still a little muggy but once the northerly winds set into the area by the afternoon hours we will start to see and feel the changes. Daytime highs tomorrow top out in the low-90s. Some cloud cover will still be hanging around but for the most part by the afternoon hours we will see clear conditions across the Capital Area. Overnight temperatures will dip into the 60s and we will wake up Tuesday morning finally feeling like fall.

Up Next: By Tuesday morning, we will be seeing northerly cooler drier air move into the area. Waking up with temperatures in the low-60s, plenty of blue skies to start the day. Clear skies stick around all day long, and temperatures on the cooler side. Daytime highs this week will be in the low-to-mid 80s. You can expect much less humidity starting Tuesday and into the rest of the work week. Starting your day with crisp cool mornings with a little bit of warmth by the afternoon hours. Now that we are finally seeing and feeling fall across the Capital Area this pattern will stay put well into the weekend. Click here to see the 7-day forecast.

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In the Tropics:

Tropical Storm Ian formed on Friday morning in the central Caribbean Sea. As of 4pm Sunday maximum sustained winds now at 50mph. By early Monday morning, Ian will turn to the northwest and become a hurricane on approach to the Cayman Islands. Rapid intensification is expected with this storm as it continues to move northwest into the northern Caribbean. Florida could be a target of then Hurricane Ian by the middle of next week.

Tropical Storm Gaston continues churning near the Azores with maximum winds of 50mph. The storm will bring heavy rain and wind to the islands while swinging around to the southwest and west while gradually weakening by Monday.


Central Tropical Atlantic:
An area of low pressure located several hundred miles west of the
Cabo Verde Islands continues to produce disorganized shower and
thunderstorm activity.  Despite the proximity of nearby dry air,
upper-level winds appear to be generally conducive and could
support some gradual development through the middle to latter
portion of this week as the system moves slowly northward.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent.


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Sunday AM Forecast: Fall temperatures finally in the forecast https://www.wbrz.com/news/sunday-am-forecast-fall-temperatures-finally-in-the-forecast/ https://www.wbrz.com/news/sunday-am-forecast-fall-temperatures-finally-in-the-forecast/ Weather Sun, 25 Sep 2022 7:51:33 AM Meteorologist Jacelyn Wheat Sunday AM Forecast: Fall temperatures finally in the forecast

BIG changes coming to the forecast for the start of your work week.

THE FORECAST

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Today & Tonight: A beautiful start to your Sunday, waking up with temperatures in the low-70s and just a couple of clouds this morning. We are expecting ore clouds and moisture to build into the area as we head into the afternoon hours. A shower is possible but most people will stay completely dry today. Heat is what we are watching for one last day. The temperature to beat today is 93° set in 2016 and today’s forecast high is 95°. If we break the record today will be the 5th day in a row with record breaking heat for Baton Rouge. As we head into the overnight hours temperatures will really begin to cool down back into the low-70s for the start of your workweek.

Up Next: Waking up Monday morning some moisture will still be lingering in our area, and the effects of the cold front will not have fully set in yet. We will still be trying to break up this summertime pattern for most of the day. Daytime highs will top out in the low-90s, Monday afternoon. As the cold front sets in across the area, and we see winds shift out of the north, we will be seeing a more seasonable forecast. By Tuesday morning we begin to see even more changes in the forecast. Waking up with temperatures in the low-60s. Clear skies all day long, and temperatures much cooler than this past week. You can expect much less humidity starting Tuesday and into the rest of the work week. Starting your day with crisp cool morning with a little bit of warmth by the afternoon hours. Daytime highs for this week will top out in the mid-80s. Click here to see the 7-day forecast.

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In the Tropics:

Tropical Storm Ian formed on Friday morning in the central Caribbean Sea. As of 7am Sunday maximum sustained winds now at 50mph. By Sunday and Monday, Ian will turn to the northwest and become a hurricane on approach to the Cayman Islands. Florida could be a target of then Hurricane Ian by the middle of next week.

Tropical Storm Gaston continues churning near the Azores with maximum winds of 50mph. The storm will bring heavy rain and wind to the islands while swinging around to the southeast and then south while gradually weakening.

Tropical Storm Hermine formed just west of the African Coast on Friday afternoon. Some heavy rain is possible in the Canary Islands before Hermine becomes a remnant low by Monday.

Central Tropical Atlantic:
An area of low pressure located several hundred miles west of the
Cabo Verde Islands is producing disorganized shower and thunderstorm
activity. Any development of this system should be slow to occur
while it moves very little through the early portion of this week.
Environmental conditions could become marginally more conducive for
development by the middle portion of this week, when the system is
forecast to begin moving slowly northward.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.


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