Plenty of sunshine through weekend but it starts off with Saturday morning freeze
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Clear skies and northerly winds will mean a big drop in temperatures tonight with much of metro Baton Rouge dropping into the upper 20°s for Saturday’s daybreak.
Sunny skies through the day will provide a welcomed warm-up with highs on Saturday in the low to mid 50°s. It gets cold again for Saturday night, with temperatures dropping into the low to mid 30°s for the metro area by Sunday’s daybreak.
It gets breezy for Sunday afternoon but the sunshine will take temperatures into the mid 60°s for much of the area. The WAFB area stays dry for Monday with highs in the upper 60°s as we await the next round of rain.
Tuesday rains will come courtesy of a disturbance sliding out of Texas across the northern Gulf, with rain likely accompanied by occasional thunderstorms. Wednesday is a bit of a wildcard right now as the models are mixed regarding the potential for rain on that day.
Rain is back for Thursday, however, as a cold front early in the day is expected to bring showers and thunderstorms to the WAFB area. At this point, three-day rain totals are expected to run from 1″ to 2″ or more and we continue to watch the guidance for the potential of strong-to-severe storms with Thursday’s front.
Extended-range guidance suggests that an Arctic air mass behind Thursday’s cold front will deliver another cold winter blast with morning freezes currently forecasted for Friday and the following weekend (Feb 4-6).
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