FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cooler start, with rain/isolated thunderst - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cooler start, with rain/isolated thunderstorms possible later

First Alert Weather (Source: WAFB) First Alert Weather (Source: WAFB)
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For the first time in three days, we started off with temperatures BELOW 70°, but just barely. There is the possibility for MORE record heat Friday, with rain and isolated thunderstorms also in the mix.

Under increasing clouds during the morning hours, we’re looking at 50% - 60% coverage of rain, a slight chance of thunderstorms, and a high in the lower 80°s. The RECORD for February 23 is 82°, which was set 1909. Overnight, it will be mostly cloudy, with isolated showers and a low of 68°.

Saturday, there will be a sun/cloud mix, scattered showers 30% - 40% coverage), and for the eleventh day in a row, a high topping out in the lower 80°s. By Sunday, get ready for the umbrellas and a wet day, as rain/storms are likely (80% coverage). The high will finally drop below 80° and the afternoon temperature will be as "cool" as the lower 70°s.

A cold front is expected to slide into the lower Mississippi Valley late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, with "marginal risk" for severe weather and a few showers/storms expected to linger into early Monday, as the front stalls near our coastal waters.

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