FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Strong morning thunderstorms to start off weekend; Tornado watch until 1 p.m.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Strong morning thunderstorms to start off weekend; Tornado watch until 1 p.m.

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A line of strong storms is moving into the Baton Rouge area Saturday morning, and much of the viewing area is under a Tornado Watch until 1 p.m. The storms should pass through the area by lunchtime Saturday. Winds will stay breezy today and temperatures will be falling through the afternoon.

Mid-afternoon temperatures will be in the mid 50s after we started the morning in the upper 60s. A brief, light freeze is expected for areas along and north of the interstate corridor Sunday morning. Protect the pets, plants and check on the people without reliable heat.

Wind chills will be in the 20s during the morning. If you are running in the Louisiana Marathon, be sure to dress for cold. We don’t warm up much as highs Sunday only top out in the upper 40s, but winds will diminish. Due to the strong storms that are moving in our area this morning, Louisiana Marathon officials said the 5K and Quarter Marathon have been canceled.

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Another light freeze is expected area wide Monday morning. Lows will dip into the upper 20s north of Baton Rouge with low 30s from Baton Rouge to the coast.

A decent warming trend will be felt into the middle of the work/school week. Our next storm system arrives Wednesday. Rain will be likely. At this time it doesn’t look like severe weather will be a factor. Another cool down is expected by end of week. Temperatures will stay chilly through the weekend as a series of disturbances and reinforcing cold fronts push through. Most of these “disturbances” will remain dry, but we could squeeze out a few showers next Saturday 1/26.

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