BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Today is going to be a chilly day as winds stay elevated keeping a definite chill in the air. Actual air temperatures are not likely to warm up much today topping out in the mid 40s this afternoon. With the wind expect feels like temperatures in the 30s for most of the day. Skies will clear into the afternoon setting up conditions for a light morning freeze Monday morning for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Take care of the pets, plants and people without reliable heat. This is not a pipe-busting freeze. Southerly winds return by afternoon Monday leading to a decent warm up with highs near 60 degrees. Tuesday won’t be as cold with lows in the upper 40s and highs near 70. Our next storm system and cold front approaches Tuesday so expect a few scattered evening showers.
The front moves into the area Wednesday causing a likely chance for rain. Some heavy rain will be possible, which could lead to some areas picking up close to an inch of rain. Flooding is not a concern though.
The storm system is out of here Wednesday night bringing dry and chilly weather back to the area to end the work week. Another storm system is forecast to impact the area over the weekend. Still some uncertainty on just how significant this system will be. Right now timing for a few showers looks to be late Saturday into Sunday morning. The weather will continue to be cooler than normal for the first part of next week.