FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Drier; a bit on the cool side

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Overall, it’s been a rather unattractive morning throughout southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi, as not much in the way of precipitation has popped up on FIRST ALERT Doppler radar (though some very light drizzle was reported, along with a few spotty showers). a persistent overcast and temperatures hardly budging (mid-60s) from the early out-the-door commute.

So, it’s been a bit on the cool side the past several hours and still more clouds are ahead for the afternoon/evening, with isolated coverage of rain (a 20 percent coverage) and a high topping out only in the mid-70s. A nearly stationary front has dropped ever-so-slowly southward, keeping slightly cooler-than-normal temperatures in the viewing area through Wednesday, then warming up again (mid 80s) for Friday.

The front itself will likely wash out and dissipate along the coast, with little to no wet weather in our forecast through the end of the week but another approaching front will serve to increase rain chances by Saturday (40 percent). This should be a quick moving system and will leave behind much cooler and drier conditions again for Sunday.

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