Soggy weather pattern returning soon

Jay Grymes gives the 10 p.m. forecast on Sunday, August 17
Published: Aug. 17, 2022 at 4:34 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 17, 2022 at 10:31 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La.- You’ve got one more mainly dry weather day before the skies open up and rain becomes likely for the next several days.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Wednesday, August 17
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Wednesday, August 17(wafb)

A trough and weak front continue to dive south Wednesday. The Baton Rouge metro area will hold onto high pressure long enough to keep things dry through Wednesday afternoon. Temperatures will soar into the low to mid 90°s with feels like temperatures well into the triple digits.

Expect some changes in the weather with the return of a rainy pattern through next week, including a flood threat Thursday into Friday.

A broken line of t-showers will start to move into northern parts of the area Wednesday evening and night. By Thursday, all of the viewing area will see passing showers and t-storms through the day. Most of the rain will occur during the afternoon and evening hours.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Wednesday, August 17
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Wednesday, August 17(wafb)

A few pockets of heavy rain could lead to nuisance-type flooding as very isolated rainfall amounts of 2-4″ will be possible. A Marginal Risk (1 out of 4) for flash flooding has been issued for the area Thursday. In addition to the flood threat Thursday, a Marginal Risk (1 out of 5) for severe weather has been issued for the area Thursday to account for one or two possible strong storms capable of producing damaging wind and small hail.

Anna Grace, an honorary storm team member, helps meteorologist Jeff Morrow give the 4 p.m. weather forecast on Wednesday, Aug. 17.
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Wednesday, August 17
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Wednesday, August 17(wafb)

The severe weather threat will diminish by Friday, but the flood threat will remain Marginal (1 out of 4). Pockets of heavy rain could once again lead to localized bullseyes of 2-4″ of rain. This could lead to nuisance-type flooding again of mainly low-lying, poorly drained roadways. Rain chances will remain likely as we move into the weekend. Neither day looks to be an all-day washout. Have an indoor Plan “B” option for your outdoor plans.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Wednesday, August 17
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Wednesday, August 17(wafb)

Atmospheric moisture levels will remain high into next week. Rain chances will remain 60-70% daily. The majority of rain action will occur during the afternoon hours. Make sure to have the rain gear ready to go for the conclusion of this week and all of next week.

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