FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warm, dry Wednesday; rain, storms Thursday - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warm, dry Wednesday; rain, storms Thursday

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

YOUR QUICKCAST:

WEDNESDAY: Sun/cloud mix; breezy - warm; spotty showers; a high of 85°
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Increasing clouds - scattered showers/storms (50% coverage) - a low of 68°
THURSDAY: Rain/storms likely; some strong/severe; a high of 78°
 
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

-Quiet Wednesday - very little activity (yet) on FIRST ALERT Doppler radar - expecting the high temperature to (once again) push into the mid 80°s, though not as close to tying the record high as we were Tuesday
 
-Wednesday’s forecast high - 85°; record high - 88° (1924)
 
-Scattered showers/storms will likely begin to impact SE LA/SW MS during the overnight hours into the predawn hours - some storms could be strong to severe as they become more widespread throughout the morning …
 
-A reminder regarding our FIRST ALERT: The Storm Prediction Center has placed the entirety of our viewing area under a slight risk for severe weather Thursday - the potential will exist for ALL types of severe weather; including strong damaging winds, hail, locally heavy rainfall, an isolated tornado is also quite possible
 
-Once this latest early spring system moves eastward, we’ll enjoy a return of very nice weather, both Friday and Saturday will be dry and mild … then Sunday rolls around and with it, the arrival of yet another round of possibly strong/severe conditions!
 
BOATERS FORECAST:

Coastal Waters: SE winds, 20 knots; Seas, 3 - 5 feet; SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM
Inland Lakes: SE winds, 15 - 20 knots; Waves, 2 - 4 feet; SMALL CRAFT USE CAUTION UNTIL 7 PM
 
TIDES FOR MARCH 30:

High Tide: 12:44 p.m.  +1.0
Low Tide: 10:00 p.m.    0.0
 
RECORD HIGH/LOW FOR MARCH 29 …88° (1924); 32° (1899)
NORMAL HIGH/LOW FOR MARCH 29 … 76°; 53°
 
SUNRISE: 6:57 a.m.
SUNSET: 7:22 p.m.

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