FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cloudy, with a warm afternoon

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Wednesday will be a transitional weather day as clouds will be present but the area stays dry. Afternoon highs will once again be warmer, reaching the low to mid-60s.

Our next storm system approaches and slowly moves through beginning Thursday. The Storm Prediction Center continues to keep the local area under a Marginal Risk for severe weather. All modes of severe weather will be possible, but damaging winds will be the primary concern.

Showers and t-storms look to come in waves throughout the day. The first wave appears to arrive shortly after sunrise into mid-morning. A second wave looks to arrive around lunchtime and then a third wave during mid-afternoon. Each wave will have the potential of producing strong to severe t-storms.

But a widespread severe weather outbreak still does not look to be an issue. The threat for flooding continues to remain very low. A few spots could receive upwards of 3″ of rain. Rainfall totals for most will be manageable in the 1″ to 2″ category. Active weather will come to an end by Thursday evening, but the slow moving storm system will keep clouds and a mention of sprinkles or drizzle through Friday into Saturday morning.

Temperatures will once again see a cool down to end the week. Next week will be very comfortable. Temperatures will be right around normal for mid-December next week. Highs will be in the low to mid-60s and morning lows will be in the low to mid-40s.

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