Saturday Evening Forecast
Tonight and Tomorrow: Overnight, we'll likely see a few lingering showers. Lows will be in the mid 70s. Sunday, expect periods of rain and storms through out the day. A few could be heavy at times. Highs will be in the mid 80s.
Looking Ahead: While Hurricane Hanna continues to move inland over Texas, we'll be receiving the moisture on the far northern side of the system. This will keep our rain chances high through out the weekend and even into early next week. While it will not rain all day long, there will be periods of rain through out the day Sunday.
How much rainfall?
- In and around the Baton Rouge metro, we could see an add up of 1" - 2" over the next three days, with higher totals as you get closer to the coast.
THE TROPICS: 7 PM UPDATE
Hurricane Hanna is the first hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Hanna made landfall on Padre Island, TX with 90 mph sustained winds. Rainfall remains the biggest concern with Hanna, along with damaging hurricane force winds close to where Hanna makes landfall. For our local area, we won’t see any major direct impacts besides the increased chance for rain.
We're also keeping our eyes on a potent tropical wave coming off the coast of Africa. The National Hurricane Center is already highlighting a 50 percent chance of tropical development over the next two days and an 80 percent chance over the next five days. A tropical depression is likely to form by early next week. Plenty of time to keep our eyes on what is likely to become our next tropical system.
-- Meteorologist Jake Dalton
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