FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Don’t put away the umbrella

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - We started out with a very active weather morning – beginning with pockets of moderate to heavy rainfall on FIRST ALERT Doppler radar and ending up with a “marginal to slight risk” for severe weather at the end of the morning commute.

The Dense Fog Advisory that had been in effect during the overnight hours was canceled but the early drive was still hazardous due to wet streets and standing water. It’s been sort of an “upside down” Wednesday – the temperature at midnight was in the mid 60°s, actually warming up into the lower 70°s for several hours, only to drop into the upper 50°s/lower 60°s by mid to late morning.

A cold front continues to inch eastward – all the early rain/storms developing well ahead of this system and it now appears the wet weather will gradually diminish over the course of the afternoon/evening, only to start up again during the overnight/early morning hours. So, more umbrella weather ahead ... expect a 50% - 60% coverage of rain tomorrow, an afternoon high near 70°.

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