FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain chances increase as the day goes on

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - As expected, only limited and quite spotty activity thus far on FIRST ALERT Doppler radar; however, our forecast is still indicating an increase in overall coverage later today and tonight.

Under general cloud cover today, temperatures will likely stay in the low/mid 60°s, with a 40% - 50% rain coverage by late afternoon/evening. Overnight, much of SE LA and SW MS will be under a “marginal risk” (low-end) for severe weather and that will continue into the day Wednesday; anticipated rain and storms tomorrow at nearly 100 percent – with the potential that some of the storms could be strong or severe.

Areas of heavy rainfall will also accompany these storms and some accumulations could range from 1” – 3”, with isolated higher amounts possible through Thursday morning.

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