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Rain returns Wednesday

Published: Oct. 19, 2021 at 4:55 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 19, 2021 at 4:40 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The Capital Area has enjoyed a prolonged period of dry weather but that will come to an end Wednesday.

Tuesday, Oct. 19 - Rest of Day Forecast
Tuesday, Oct. 19 - Rest of Day Forecast(WAFB)

Tuesday will remain dry with a sun/cloud mix and comfortable humidity. By the evening, humidity levels (moisture) will be on the rise. A developing area of low pressure in the north central Gulf of Mexico will move nearby Wednesday. At the same time, a cold front will be moving through the Central Plains. The combination of these features will produce sct’d to numerous showers and t-storms primarily Wednesday afternoon.

Futurecast Radar for Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 5 p.m.
Futurecast Radar for Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 5 p.m.(WAFB)

Wednesday’s storms will produce pockets of heavy rain and potentially some strong, gusty winds. Widespread severe or flood threats are not expected. But we could see some localized issues. Moisture levels will decrease Thursday as the cold front sweeps through the area. This will limit rain chances Thursday. The cold front pushes to the coast late Thursday. This cold front won’t bring a significant change in temperature. In fact, afternoon highs won’t see any change going into the weekend.

GRAF Rainfall Amounts through Thursday, Oct. 21, at 11 p.m.
GRAF Rainfall Amounts through Thursday, Oct. 21, at 11 p.m.(WAFB)

Drier air on the backside of the front will keep conditions dry Friday through Sunday. The weather over the weekend will be warmer than normal but still comfortable. All outdoor plans Friday through Sunday are a go!

Moisture levels increase going into the following work/school week as high pressure pushes east of the area. Southerly flow will bring warm, moist air off the Gulf of Mexico. Yet another cold front looks to arrive sometime Wednesday into Thursday of next week. Early indications are that this cold front could pack more of a punch. We’ll keep you updated.

10-Day Weather Forecast for Tuesday, Oct. 19 through Thursday, Oct. 28
10-Day Weather Forecast for Tuesday, Oct. 19 through Thursday, Oct. 28(WAFB)

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