FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Overcast skies for Saturday; Temps to further drop tonight

FIRST ALERT OVERNIGHT FORECAST: Feels like 20s to start the day Sunday

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Saturday’s storms had moved east of the viewing area before noon and the WAFB area enjoyed some periods of sunshine during the afternoon. Temperatures began falling at mid-day and will continue through the evening. At the same time, the northwest winds kicked-in, making for a breezy afternoon and evening. Clouds will continue to thin through Saturday evening and the region can expect mainly-clear skies tonight. It will be a cold night as well, with temperatures dropping to around freezing for the Red Stick by Sunday’s sunrise.

It stays breezy through Sunday morning and into the mid-day. Sunday will be a mainly-sunny day, yet Baton Rouge neighborhoods will stay cool as afternoon readings will only climb into the upper 40s to low 50s.

Skies stay clear Sunday night into Monday morning and we get a second wake-up freeze, with temperatures dropping into the upper 20s to around 30 degrees for much of metro Baton Rouge by Monday’s daybreak. Monday stays mainly sunny as well and it gets a little warmer with afternoon temperatures climbing up into the upper 50s to near 60s for the Capital region.

Unfortunately, scattered rains return to the First Alert Forecast during the latter half of Tuesday. Tuesday will be followed by a “wet” Wednesday with rain likely for much of the day. Showers could even extend into early Thursday morning too, making for a soggy middle of the week.

The First Alert Outlook for the rest of the work week and into the weekend calls for continued cool weather with most days marked by chilly mornings in the 30s and afternoons in the 50s.

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