FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Dense Fog Gives Way To Mild Friday, Rainy Saturday

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Mild January temperatures and areas of dense fog were the primary weather headlines for this Friday morning.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: January 18, 2019, 9News at Noon

While all but the extreme NW parishes of the state were under a Fog Advisory, local visibility didn’t really begin to deteriorate until the end of the morning commute.

We’re looking at generally cloudy skies throughout the day, warmer than normal temperatures for this time of year (71°) and only limited rainfall on FIRST ALERT Doppler radar; that is, until overnight and early tomorrow morning.

The Storm Prediction Center has revised the severe threat to a “Marginal to Slight Risk” for Saturday – strong, straight line winds still the primary threat.

The tornado risk is “low” but not totally zero, so an isolated tornado can’t be ruled out. The main timeline will be from early morning though early afternoon.

After the cold front/squall line moves eastward, temperatures will fall quickly, with windy conditions turning much colder late in the day Saturday.

Sunday will bring partly cloudy skies, it will be breezy with a high of only 45°!

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