FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain expected for weekend, but nothing severe

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - We’ve saying it all week long: “the rain man cometh.”

After a work week of sunny days, Mother Nature has decided to bring rain back just in time for the weekend. The First Alert Forecast calls for scattered showers and thunderstorms Saturday, with rain likely Sunday. The bulk of the rain for both days will fall during the afternoons and early evenings, but we could see a couple of showers in the morning, especially Sunday.

The good news is we don’t anticipate severe weather outbreaks either day, although we can’t entirely rule out one or two stronger storms over the two days. In addition, most WAFB neighborhoods can expect less than 1″ of rain for the weekend, and that means no serious flood threats.

Highs will reach the mid to upper 80s Saturday and return to the mid 80s Sunday. Gulf humidity will deliver muggy morning starts near 70° for many WAFB communities.

The Storm Team is calling for scattered rains Monday, followed by a less active pattern for the remainder of the week. We can’t stay entirely dry as the warm and humid Gulf air mass over the region will be just unstable enough to allow for the development of spotty showers in the afternoons. However, we are not anticipating any rainy days next week, setting daily rain chances at 10% or less right into the following weekend.

What you will notice next week is a real summer-like feel to the air. Morning lows will be in the 70s for the Red Stick with afternoon highs climbing to 90° or more by the middle to the end of the work week.

Summer already? Let’s face it... June is not all that far away.

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