FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Dodging raindrops to close out the holiday weekend

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Dodging raindrops to close out the holiday weekend

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Sunday will be similar to Saturday as we dodge scattered afternoon showers and t-storms.

The best opportunity for seeing rain will be during the mid-to-late afternoon hours Sunday, but not everyone will see rain.

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The morning start to Sunday will be mainly dry. Coverage will remain scattered-to-numerous during the afternoon, but by early evening showers and storms will dissipate.

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An area of low pressure is expected to become better organized across the SE U.S. during the start of the workweek.

The better-organized storm system will lead to better rain chances Monday and Tuesday with an opportunity for locally heavy rain.

Rainfall totals are forecast to be between 1 inch and 3 inches locally from Sunday through Tuesday.

As we move into midweek, rain chances will start to decrease as high pressure asserts control.

This high-pressure system will limit rain chances Thursday and Friday and crank up the heat. Highs will top out in the mid-90s in a few neighborhoods.

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There is weather model uncertainty by the time we move into next weekend based on the location of the high-pressure system.

As a result, we’ll introduce a slight chance for rain next Saturday and Sunday, but at this time that is a low confidence forecast.

The low confidence forecast continues into the start of the following work week.

In the tropics, Tropical Depression #5 has formed near Bermuda in the Central Atlantic.

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While T.D. 5 looks only like a tiny swirl of clouds at this point, it is forecast to strengthen and become the fifth named storm of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season. It would then be named Edouard.

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