December heat wave could result in record high today
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - We shouldn’t be this hot in December, but we are. Temperatures are going to come awfully close to record highs today. For now, the forecast shows Baton Rouge tying the record high set back over 100 years ago in 1916. We will be close to 20 degrees above normal. The 15-20 degree above normal temperature trend will continue through the rest of the work/school week.
With these warm and moist conditions come opportunities for overnight and morning fog. Like the last several mornings, expect patchy fog to develop each morning right on into the weekend. We could see a pocket or two of thick fog, but widespread thick fog shouldn’t be an issue. Still, look out for kids at morning school bus stops and use low beam headlights.
Long-range models look are trending towards an agreement with our next storm system and cold front. We’ll place a chance for isolated showers for the end of this week and the very beginning of next week. The main storm system and cold front look to arrive Tuesday of next week into Wednesday AM. It’s too early to tell if severe weather will be an issue, but it’s a distinct possibility at this point. It does look like heavy rain could also be a threat with widespread 1-2″ of rain possible.
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