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Weekend Starts Dry, Ends Wet

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This weekend will be a tale of two very different weather days.  The similar weather event for both days will be clouds.  Temperatures will be chilly today staying in the 50°s.  Expect a decent warm up for Sunday with daybreak temperatures near 60° and an afternoon high near 70°.  Saturday will remain dry, but showers and t-storms will be likely on Sunday.  The weather models have begun to give us some hope though that we may be able to salvage part of Sunday.  Many of the models bring showers and t-storms through the area quickly Sunday mid to late morning before producing only sct'd light activity for the rest of the day.  A severe weather and heavy rain threat still remains though for portions of the day.  Rainfall totals could exceed 3" in some spots Sunday alone.  The vast majority will pick up between 1-2" of rain.  A small risk for severe weather will also be possible as a potential morning squall line pushes through and for any afternoon storms that can develop.  The main concern would be damaging winds, but a stray tornado can't be completely ruled out.  A frontal boundary will stall across the local area keeping rain in the forecast through Wednesday morning.  Overall rainfall totals of 3-4" will be possible Sunday through Wednesday with a few isolated locations seeing as much as 6".  The risk for flash flooding of flood prone areas and nuisance street flooding will be greatest Sunday and Monday.  Temperatures will remain fairly mild for the week ahead.  Another storm system looks to arrive by the end of the week heading into the Christmas Eve weekend. - Jeff Morrow / WAFB Storm Team

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Currently in Baton Rouge as of

  • 59°(Feels like 59°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: E @ 9 mph
  • Barometer: 30.18 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:54:53 am
  • Sunset: 05:06:19 pm
  • Humidity: 33
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

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