Rain and storms likely for mid week
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Monday will be another really nice weather day. Clouds will be on the increase, but we stay dry and temperatures will be very comfortable. Southerly winds will continue to pump in warm/ moist air off the Gulf of Mexico.
An upper-level disturbance will be moving overhead Tuesday. This disturbance combined with the increased moisture levels will trigger likely rain chances Tuesday mainly during the afternoon and early evening. A few pockets of heavy rain will be possible. The threat for pockets of heavy rain will continue Wednesday as the disturbance slowly exits Wednesday morning. A storm system and cold front will approach Wednesday PM. The front will eventually move through on Thursday. A line of t-storms is expected to form ahead of the front and move through on Thursday. Right now the severe weather threat is low with damaging wind the primary concern. Heavy rain will be embedded within this line of storms which could prompt some localized flash flooding. Rain amounts of 1-3″ appear possible across the local area from Tuesday through Thursday.
The weather will trend drier and much colder after the front passes. Expect a frigid end to the week with temperatures not getting out of the 40°s Friday and again possibly on Saturday. Light morning freezes are in the forecast for next weekend with upper 20°s Saturday and low 30°s Sunday.
Into the following week, a slow warming trend will begin. Temperatures are still expected to be below normal through the first half of the week.
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