Nice weather now transitions to strong storms Tuesday night
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The weather will be quiet today with lots of sunshine and cool temperatures. Overnight clouds will be on the increase as our next storm system approaches. This storm system will impact the area mainly after dark Tuesday as a cold front arrives.
Uncertainty remains as to whether t-storm action can get kickstarted Tuesday afternoon which could result in a heightened threat of tornadoes. For now short-range, high-resolution weather models are trending towards the main threat for severe and flooding weather to occur after dark Tuesday as a strong line of t-storms moves ahead of a cold front.
All forms of severe weather will be possible with damaging wind being to primary concern followed by isolated tornadoes. Ingredients in the atmosphere will be present for possible strong tornadoes to form especially for areas in extreme SE Louisiana. Rain amounts for most will be manageable in the 1-2″ category. Locally higher amounts appear likely for areas NW of Baton Rouge. These areas could see localized amounts of 3-5″ which could cause nuisance-type flooding of low-lying, poorly drained areas. The front is forecast to pass the area near midnight allowing for improving weather conditions into Wednesday morning.
Temperatures will be cooler than normal to end the week. A light freeze looks possible especially for areas north and east of Baton Rouge Friday morning. Make sure to take care of people, pets, and plants Thursday night. We see a steady warming trend over the weekend.
Another storm system is set to arrive Sunday. It’s too early to tell if severe weather will be possible. Be sure to check back in for further updates. The weather is forecast to remain unsettled for the first half of next week as a series of disturbances pass through the local area.
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