Showers, thunderstorms continue through Thursday morning ahead of a cold front
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A Flood Watch has been posted for all of the WAFB viewing area, with the watch effective through noon on Thursday for most of our area, and through 7 a.m. Thursday for areas west of the Atchafalaya Basin.
Showers and storms roll across the WAFB area late tonight into early Thursday as a cold front works its way across South Louisiana. That front should be well east of Baton Rouge by mid-day on Thursday, taking any active weather with it.
Some WAFB neighborhoods, mainly south of the I-10/12 corridor, could see as much as 1″ to 2″ or more of rain overnight and there could be one or two strong-to-severe storms as well. However, widespread severe weather is not a concern and while roadway and nuisance flooding will be possible, area rivers should be able to handle the regional runoff.
After a wet and potentially stormy Thursday pre-dawn, we’ll go to sunshine in the afternoon. Mild and much less humid air filters in behind the front, with high temperatures in the low to mid 80°s for Thursday and Friday afternoons. Friday morning lows will drop to near 60° for the Red Stick with some communities north and east of Baton Rouge potentially dipping into the upper 50°s.
Temperatures will rebound over the weekend with upper 80°s expected for Saturday and highs near 90° for Sunday and Monday. The forecast calls for abundant sunshine for Saturday and Sunday with only spotty showers expected for Monday afternoon. For now, set low-end rain chances at 20% to 30% for next Tuesday through Friday.
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