FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rains will move out, temps will drop

FIRST ALERT NOON FORECAST: Thursday, Feb. 20

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - More rain will come this afternoon, but the news gets better as we head into Mardi Gras weekend.

Widespread rains will continue through lunch. Temperatures are chilly and ranging from the upper 40°s into the mid-50°s.

Rains will continue this afternoon and temperatures will continue to fall.

Rain should end by Thursday night, with clearing skies overnight and a cold start in the mid-30°s expected for Friday morning.

By Saturday, we could see a brief light freeze. After a cold start, expect another beautiful weather day is on tap for parades. With mainly sunny skies, highs will near 60° by the afternoon.

Rain chances between Friday and Mardi Gras Tuesday will come on Monday in association with a cold front. Expect 60% chance of showers and highs in the low-70°s.

The area should stay mostly dry for Fat Tuesday. Tuesday morning starts in the low 50°s with highs in the mid-to-upper 60°s.

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