FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain likely Saturday

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - After a cold start in the mid 30s, Friday turned out to be a nice day for the WAFB viewing area, with mainly sunny skies and highs reaching the 60s for most WAFB neighborhoods.

Skies will remain mostly clear into the evening, but clouds will be returning later Friday night. Temperatures will drop to around 50° by midnight, but will likely rise a couple of degrees during the pre-dawn hours. Look for a morning start in the low to mid 50s for Saturday’s daybreak across the capital region, with spotty showers at sunrise too.

Rain becomes likely by midday Saturday, but it will be comprised of passing showers and not an all-day, continuous rain. Rain totals will be fairly limited across the region, with most WAFB communities getting less than .25″ of rain for the day. Severe weather will not be a problem either and it will be a rather mild afternoon, with highs Saturday getting up to around 70°. The rains should be ending near sunset, with the clouds slowly thinning during the evening.

Plan for a cool Sunday under a sun/cloud mix. Metro area sunrise temperatures will be in the low 40s, with afternoon temperatures only reaching the mid 50s. Daybreak temperatures will be in the mid to upper 30s for next Monday and Tuesday, with highs in the mid 50s under mostly sunny skies for both days.

Wednesday will also stay mostly dry, but the WAFB First Alert Forecast for next Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (Jan. 17 through 19) calls for scattered rains each day. Highs for all three days will be in the 60s. The rains are gone with clearing underway for the following Sunday (Jan. 20) with mostly sunny skies Monday (Jan. 21). Morning starts will be in the 30s, with afternoon highs in the low 50s both days.

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