FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Coldest temps of the season next week

FIRST ALERT NOON FORECAST: Thursday, Nov. 7

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Dense fog is impacting much of the area this morning, so allow for some extra drive time and remember to use your low beam headlights.

Most of the fog should dissipate by mid-morning with mostly cloudy skies and scattered showers expected through the day. Highs will reach the upper 70°s this afternoon in advance of a fairly strong cold front.

Future Radar for Baton Rouge.
Future Radar for Baton Rouge. (Source: First Alert Weather WAFB)

Rain chances will likely peak this evening into tonight near and a little behind the front. In its wake, much cooler air settles in on Friday, with lingering clouds and temperatures stuck in the 50°s all day. But the forecast points toward another nice weekend, with plenty of sunshine on both Saturday and Sunday and warmer temps by the end of the weekend.

Friday temp trends for Baton Rouge.
Friday temp trends for Baton Rouge. (Source: First Alert Weather WAFB)

We then look ahead to an even stronger cold front expected to impact the region early next week, likely leading to our coldest weather so far of the fall season.

Baton Rouge 10 day forecast.
Baton Rouge 10 day forecast. (Source: First Alert Weather WAFB)

Highs will struggle to get out of the 40°s on both Tuesday and Wednesday, with a widespread light to moderate freeze looking likely for Wednesday morning at this point.

Cold front moving into Baton Rouge area next week.
Cold front moving into Baton Rouge area next week. (Source: First Alert Weather WAFB)

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