FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Metro BR no longer under ‘Marginal Risk’ of severe weather

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - It’s been a wet and dreary December day. Light to moderate rainfall moved in during the morning commute and will likely continue throughout the afternoon.

The Storm Prediction Center has trimmed back the area under the “Marginal Risk” for severe weather and Metro Baton Rouge is no longer included. However, the parishes southward to the coast still remain in the low end threat.

So far, rainfall totals have been consistent with our forecast. As of late morning, we’ve received about a half-inch at the Channel 9 Weather Center in downtown Baton Rouge.

Since the overnight hours, temperatures have stayed in the mid/upper 50s and the high Thursday will only push a few degrees warmer to top out in the mid-60s. Overnight, a few scattered showers may linger on FIRST ALERT Doppler radar and the low will dip to 48 degrees.

For your Friday, we’re still looking at mostly cloudy skies and chilly temps. The forecast calls for patchy, light rain or drizzle and it will be breezy. The afternoon high will reach 55 degrees.

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