FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Tracking the next rain maker

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Tues., Dec. 3 - Rain returns later this week

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Tuesday morning lows dipped into the low 30s for most areas near and north of the I-10/12 corridor.

After that cold early morning, temperatures will moderate through the rest of the week. In fact, most neighborhoods will climb into the 60s Tuesday afternoon under mainly sunny skies.

We follow Tuesday with a mostly sunny Wednesday, with a morning start in the low 40s for metro Baton Rouge and afternoon highs climbing into the upper 60s.

First Alert Forecast
First Alert Forecast (Source: WAFB)

Most of the region will be back in the 70s Thursday and Friday afternoons, but that comes with our next rainmaker. A cold front will be crossing the state Friday, with rain likely for the morning into the midday. At this point, the Storm Team does not anticipate Friday’s front will be particularly energetic. We expect little or no active/severe weather, with rain totals generally running 0.24″ or less for most of the WAFB region.

First Alert Forecast
First Alert Forecast (Source: WAFB)

Highs will drop back down into the 60s Saturday, but return to the 70s Sunday. Saturday will be dry under a sun/cloud mix, but be ready for a few showers Sunday afternoon and evening as a warm front lifts northward from the Gulf.

Rain is likely for next Monday (Dec. 9) as our next cold front moves across the state from west to east, with a few showers potentially lingering into Tuesday morning. After a high in the low to mid 70s Monday ahead of the cold front, highs Tuesday will struggle to reach 60° for metro Baton Rouge as cooler continental air from the north spreads over south Louisiana.

Although we do not currently anticipate freezes next week, mornings will drop down into the 30s Wednesday and Thursday, with highs in the upper 50s to low 60s those two days.

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