Clear, chilly start Friday; weekend cold front brings big temperature drop

Published: Jan. 13, 2022 at 4:20 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 13, 2022 at 10:27 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - There will be a clear and chilly morning start for Friday with Baton Rouge area temperatures running around 40° to the low 40°s at daybreak.

The Capital Region will be waiting on Saturday’s cold front that will bring rain and a big drop in temperatures.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Thursday, Jan. 13
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Thursday, Jan. 13(WAFB)

Friday stays mostly sunny with highs climbing up to near 70° for the afternoon. Saturday’s cold front is expected to bring widespread rain for the afternoon as the boundary slides from west-to-east across the state. Severe weather is not a concern and rain totals across the area should be under 1.0″ for just about all of the WAFB region. The front is long gone by Sunday morning but wrap-around clouds will linger into the day.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Thursday, Jan. 13
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Thursday, Jan. 13(WAFB)

Sunday morning starts off in the mid to upper 30°s with stiff winds out of the northwest that will make it feel even colder under the clouds. Those clouds should slowly thin through the day but many WAFB neighborhoods will be lucky to see temperatures reach 50° for Sunday afternoon.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Thursday, Jan. 13
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Thursday, Jan. 13(WAFB)

The Storm Team is calling for a brief, light freeze for areas near and north of the I/10-12 corridor for Monday morning but sunshine through the day should get afternoon temperatures into the upper 50°s for MLK Day events. Tuesday will be mild and dry with the extended outlook bringing rain back for Wednesday into Thursday.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Thursday, Jan. 13
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Thursday, Jan. 13(WAFB)

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