FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Colder temps on the way for early next week

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Colder temps on the way for early next week

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Temperatures will be on the way down as we start the new week.

Sunday morning will be chilly, with lows in the low 40s and afternoon highs only making it up into the mid 50s. Sunday will see partly cloudy skies.

We begin the work/school week with cold morning starts and maybe even flirt with a light freeze Tuesday morning. Definitely watch for some areas of morning frost Monday and Tuesday, with lows forecast to be in the mid 30s. Afternoon highs both days will stay in the mid to upper 50s.

Areas north and east of metro Baton Rouge could see a brief, light freeze Tuesday morning.

A steady warm-up is then expected for the rest of the work week. Highs will be back into the 70s by Friday.

(Source: WAFB)

A series of disturbances will bypass the area, bringing rain back into the forecast Thursday through Saturday. The big storm system will be a strong arctic cold front set to arrive Saturday. At this time, long range weather models suggest rain will be likely early in the day Saturday, with potentially falling temperatures shortly after mid-morning once the front pushes through.

This is not good news for the first day of Louisiana Marathon events being held Saturday, Jan. 19. The good news is the weather looks dry for the half and full marathons Sunday. The bad news is it looks to be rather cold, with temperatures mainly in the 30s and a brisk northerly wind.

Another storm system looks to emerge on day ten of our forecast Tuesday, Jan. 22.

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