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Rain returns to forecast for weekend

Jay Grymes gives the 10 p.m. weather forecast on Friday, May 20, 2022.
Published: May. 20, 2022 at 4:27 AM CDT|Updated: May. 20, 2022 at 6:32 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Expect a muggy but dry start for Saturday morning with daybreak temperatures in the low to mid 70°s.

Saturday stays dry through mid-day but scattered thundershowers will develop in the area on Saturday afternoon: set rain chances at 30% to 40% for the afternoon and early evening.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Friday, May 20
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Friday, May 20(WAFB)

Severe weather is not a significant concern but one or two storms during the afternoon could get on the strong side. The rains taper off Saturday evening into Saturday night but widespread rains are expected to develop on Sunday.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Friday, May 20
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Friday, May 20(WAFB)

Sunday’s rains are likely to begin in the morning with multiple rounds of passing showers and occasional thunderstorms throughout the day. Set rain chances on Sunday at 80% or better; in effect, just about everyone gets wet over the course of the day.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Friday, May 20
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Friday, May 20(WAFB)
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Friday, May 20
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Friday, May 20(WAFB)
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Friday, May 20
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Friday, May 20(WAFB)

The pattern stays on the rainy side for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of next week as well, with the action winding down on Thursday. The ‘wet’ pattern keeps daytime highs in the 80°s through much of the week. Rainfall totals over the next 7 days are likely to run from 2″ to 3″ or more for many WAFB neighborhoods, providing welcomed relief to the spring drought. For now, the forecast for Friday and the Memorial Day Weekend looks to be mainly dry through the 4-day period.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Friday, May 20
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Friday, May 20(WAFB)

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