BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The weather late Sunday night should be cold but fine to view the lunar eclipse. The eclipse peaks locally just after 11 PM.
It’s a light freeze early Monday morning as temperatures will dip a few degrees below the freezing mark. Freeze duration will last anywhere from 2-8 hours across the local area. Take care of the pets, plants, and people without reliable heat. This freeze won’t be a pipe buster.
A warming trend will be experienced as we move into the afternoon Monday. Skies will remain mostly clear until the evening when clouds return.
Our next storm system approaches Tuesday but won’t move through until Wednesday. That means a rapid warm up Tuesday with a few showers in the forecast.
A cold front arrives early Wednesday with rain likely off and on through the day. Severe weather is not expected. Rainfall totals could amount to around 1″.
Colder air will once again settle into the area to end the week. A lot of uncertainty exists for next weekend’s forecast and the following week.
There is absolutely no agreement from the long range weather models. For now the forecast reflects a slight chance for rain as a series of disturbances pass near the area. Temperatures will remain below normal through the extended period.