FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warmer; isolated showers

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Our Thursday morning commute included a few spotty/isolated showers, but overall, there were only minor precipitation totals throughout the immediate area.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: January 17, 2019, 9News at Noon

At least it was relatively mild, with early temperatures starting out in the upper 40s/lower 50s (much warmer than earlier this week) and today, our modest warming trend continues. Expect a high nudging close to 70 degrees (not bad for mid-January). Another round of light showers is expected this afternoon, with at least a 30 percent coverage.

Overnight, be alert for areas of widespread fog, with a low of 54 degrees.

Friday, fog is forecast during the early commute, possibly dense in spots. Otherwise, there will be a sun/cloud mix, with isolated showers and mild temperatures. The afternoon high will be 70 degrees.

Remember, the Storm Prediction Center has placed our viewing area under a “Marginal Risk” for severe weather Saturday, primarily from the early hours Saturday through early afternoon. The main severe weather threat (at this time) appears to be strong, straight line winds. Then, we will dry out and it will turn much colder Sunday, Sunday night, and Monday morning.

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