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FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered off-and-on afternoon showers ahead of "cool" front

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We’ve only seen limited amounts of activity on Doppler radar through Tuesday afternoon and we doubt that anyone is complaining about that.  

Isolated showers remain a part of the Tuesday evening forecast as we wait for the advertised “cool” front to sag a bit farther to the south and towards the coastal waters.  

Any rain that does develop on Tuesday evening will likely be short-lived and modest in terms of totals. What’s more, any action on Doppler radar should be out of the weather picture by or soon after sunset and we will go to clearing skies later tonight.

Wednesday morning opens with mainly clear skies and sunrise temperatures in the low 70s for metro Baton Rouge.  

As you head out the door on Wednesday morning, you will likely notice a welcomed dip in the humidity, too. The humidity remains low through the day under mainly sunny skies, although afternoon highs will still get into the low 90s. However, those low 90s will “feel like” low 90s rather than low 100s thanks to the “drier” (less humid) continental air flowing into the local area behind the sagging “cool” front.

The First Alert Forecast for Thursday through Sunday calls for highs in the low 90s each day and also notes a slow return of Gulf humidity over the four-day spell as well as slowly increasing rain chances.  

However, Thursday and Friday should remain mainly-dry and still relatively comfortable, at least by August standards. Plan for isolated showers (20 percent) on Saturday and a 30 percent coverage on Sunday. With those low-end percentages, many Baton Rouge neighborhoods could get through the entire weekend without any significant rain, so don’t change any outdoor weekend plans.  

With or without the weekend showers, however, you will almost certainly note that Gulf humidity has made its return.

The outlook for next week calls for scattered, mainly-afternoon showers and t-storms each day with highs generally running around 90 degreees to lower 90s.

In the tropics, everything remains “quiet” for the time being and is likely to stay that way well into next week.


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