FIRST ALERT FORECAST: This weekend’s weather should make you smile

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Thursday, Sept. 24 - 10 p.m.

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The clouds, drizzle, and mist made for a rather unattractive and damp Thursday morning, but we’re headed for an extended run of days that should put a smile on your face.

We will see the weather improve markedly in the coming days as what is left of Beta continues to move to the northeast and away from the Gulf Coast. Afternoon temperatures will rebound into the 80°s for Friday and the weekend, and you should notice a nice dip in the humidity too, allowing morning lows to drop into the 60°s each of the three mornings.

Pinpoint forecast - Friday
Pinpoint forecast - Friday (Source: WAFB)

To be clear, the next three days do not come with a First Alert “rain-free guarantee”, but most of us can expect mainly dry days through Sunday under skies that vary from partly to mostly cloudy. The lucky ones with tickets to Death Valley as LSU takes on Mississippi State in Tiger Stadium Saturday afternoon really don’t need to worry about rain gear. Besides, “it never rains in Tiger Stadium.”

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Sportsline Friday Nite forecast
Sportsline Friday Nite forecast (Source: WAFB)

A pair of fronts will deliver changes to our weather next week that will include a real taste of Louisiana fall. The first front will push through the region late Monday, bringing scattered afternoon showers to the area, but without a severe weather threat. Rain totals for just about everyone will 0.25″ or less.

Skies become mainly clear Tuesday, with a second, rain-free front moving through Wednesday. It’s Wednesday’s dry front that will really get you cheering! Sunshine rules from Wednesday right through the following weekend, with daytime highs in the 70°s. Crisp morning starts in the 50°s under mainly clear skies will deliver that real fall feel to the air.

10-day forecast
10-day forecast (Source: WAFB)

Guess what else? There is not a single feature in the tropics worthy of discussion as of Thursday and it looks like the Atlantic will stay quiet through the weekend, at least.

Nothing in the tropics!
Nothing in the tropics! (Source: WAFB)

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