BR experiencing good kite flying weather

Published: Sep. 27, 2022 at 4:49 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 27, 2022 at 4:53 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Winds will be breezy over the next few days due to a tight pressure gradient from Hurricane Ian to our east and high pressure to our west. Winds will be sustained 10-15 mph with gusts in the low 20 mph range. The gusty winds and dry conditions will lead to a high fire risk this week. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for the rest of Tuesday and could be in place for Wednesday as well You are encouraged not to do any outdoor burning at this time. Kite enthusiasts should have a few opportunities to take to the sky as winds will remain breezy through Thursday. Otherwise, the weather will be picture perfect through the rest of the week.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Tuesday, September 27
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Tuesday, September 27(wafb)

Temperatures will remain below normal thanks to northerly flow. This will continue to pump in cooler, drier air. Temperatures will be cool (mid to upper 50°s) for morning starts for the rest of the school week. The youngest youngsters might want a light jacket while they wait for the school bus. Expect lots of sunshine leading into and through the weekend. Remember sunscreen if you have extended outdoor plans.

Jeff Morrow and the WAFB First Alert Weather team provide an update on What We're Tracking Next on Thursday, September 27.

Hurricane Ian is now forecast to move inland into SW Florida as a major hurricane as early as Wednesday afternoon. Significant impacts will be felt in the Tampa Bay / Fort Myers areas. The storm is then forecast to move up the Florida Peninsula and into the SE U.S. during the rest of the week bringing strong gusty winds and heavy rain.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Tuesday, September 27
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Tuesday, September 27(wafb)

We will stay dry for the entirety of the 10-day forecast. You may want to hose off the bushes and bust out the sprinklers for the yards as they will possibly dry out.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Tuesday, September 27
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Tuesday, September 27(wafb)

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