FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Expect more scattered rain; cooler temps

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - We started off this October morning with a relatively active FIRST ALERT Doppler radar, especially to the west and north of East Baton Rouge Parish (as well as the metro area itself).

Very little, to only minor, rainfall amounts were reported eastward and southward (including metro New Orleans). Measurable totals were established at the Baton Rouge Metro Airport, as well as in the downtown area. A little over a 1/3” of rain fell at the WAFB studio.

The wet weather isn’t quite over yet. Future Radar is indicating more scattered activity after the noon hour, plus a potential resurgence right around the time of the evening commute. Temperatures are noticeably cooler Tuesday. Gone are the afternoon highs of 90 like Monday and the day before. We’re looking at afternoon temperatures staying in the low/mid-70s.

Overnight, temps will drop into the lower 60s (close to normal for this time of year). Expect a 30 percent coverage of rain Wednesday, while a brief drying out trend is forecast for Thursday and Friday ahead of a stronger approaching cold front that will bring yet another decent rain chance late Friday through Saturday evening.

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