FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Clear Saturday with warmer temperatures

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Clear Saturday with warmer temperatures

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Temperatures will be much warmer than normal as we roll through the first week of February. Afternoon temperatures today will top out at or very near 70 degrees. A sun/cloud mix is expected today as a weak mid-level disturbance passes the area.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Saturday, February 2, 2019 9News at Ten

This disturbance is not expected to create any rain so it stays dry to start the weekend. Overnight into Sunday morning, areas of fog will develop. A pocket or two of thick fog will be possible as will a pocket or two of mist and drizzle. Fog will clear by late morning leaving mostly cloudy skies and a few isolated showers to end the weekend.

Highs will reach the low 70s in most locations. We’ll be dodging morning fog and scattered to numerous showers and storms to start the work week. Rain chances will be on the upswing Monday (50%) and Tuesday (60%) as we continue to see a series of disturbances moving across the area from west to east.

Temperatures continue to warm with lows in the 60s and highs in the mid 70s. We’ll trend drier Wednesday (20%), but also warmer as afternoon highs get closer and closer to 80 degrees. A few neighborhoods might reach 80 degrees Thursday afternoon before a weak cold front arrives late Thursday night into early Friday morning.

Showers and t-storms will be likely as the front approaches and pushes through. Temperatures won’t take a big dip to end the week, but we’ll feel some change especially in the morning. Long range weather models hint at another mainly dry weekend next weekend with another possible cold front arriving for the first part of the following work week.

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