BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - YOUR QUICKCAST:
TODAY: Partly cloudy skies; increasing humidity; scattered showers; a high of 91°
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy; isolated rain – a low of 72°
TOMORROW: Sun/cloud mix; 40% rain/storms; a high of 91°
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
~Returning to a somewhat more "active" June weather pattern – i.e. scattered showers/storms (primarily during the afternoon hours)
~The viewing area not under any significant risk of severe weather today or through the weekend; according to the Storm Prediction Center
~Not expecting another "rain event" like we experienced last week; now, more of a typical "summer time" wet weather pattern
Coastal Waters: SE winds, 5 – 10 knots; Seas, 1 foot or less; light chop
Inland Lakes: SE winds, 5 – 10 knots; Waves, 1 – 2 feet
TIDES FOR JUNE 11:
High Tide: 12:18 p.m., +0.8
Low Tide: 12:24 a.m., +0.2
RECORD HIGH/LOW FOR JUNE 10: 99° (1953); 60° (1996)
NORMAL HIGH/LOW FOR JUNE 10: 91°; 71°
SUNRISE: 6:02 a.m.
SUNSET: 8:07 p.m.
Not expecting any tropical formation in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean or the Atlantic over the course of the next 5 days.
During the morning hours, we've been watching scattered showers/storms on First Alert Doppler radar drifting onshore from the Gulf of Mexico. The majority of activity (thus far) along the coastal communities.
An increasingly active sea breeze will also aid in producing scattered showers/storms later today – no "widespread" strong storms but a few "could" produce gusty winds as well as significant lightning.
Steady moisture streaming northward, combined with an unstable atmosphere, will lead to a more active scan on Doppler radar – not only today, but over the weekend – even into the early part of next week, too.
The majority of the impending wet weather will likely develop during the day/evening. Right now, we're only looking at isolated/scattered showers both Saturday and Sunday night (8:00 p.m.) at Alex Box Stadium (unlike last week, when the tarp crew worked "overtime" and was pulled several times because of the weather).
Temperatures will be near "normal" for this time of year – daytime highs in the lower 90°s; overnight lows in the low/mid 70°s.
Looks as if we'll have another change in the weather pattern by the middle of next week – when we'll start to dry out and heat up again!!