Next major cold front set to arrive St. Patrick’s Day Friday

Chief Meteorologist Jay Grymes gives the 10 p.m. weather for Wednesday, March 15.
Published: Mar. 15, 2023 at 4:38 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 15, 2023 at 12:55 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Temperatures will begin to rebound ahead of our next cold front passage. Today and tomorrow will see a steady warming trend as highs reach near 70° this afternoon and near 80° Thursday. Thursday will also be a dreary day as clouds will back in off of moisture from the Gulf. We keep the forecast dry through Thursday.

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Jeff Morrow and the WAFB First Alert weather team provide an update on What We're Tracking Next on Wednesday, March 15.

Friday morning a cold front will push through the local area. This cold front will develop a line of t-storms ahead of it. Embedded within this line will be locally heavy rain and maybe one or two strong/severe storms. Damaging wind is the main severe weather threat. Most will receive 1-2″ of rain. Areas that see locally higher amounts could contend with minor nuisance type flooding. Showers and t-storms will be moving through between 5-10 AM. A few scattered showers will linger behind the front. With the cold front arriving during the morning, high temperatures for the day will occur during the early morning around 70°. Friday afternoon temperatures will be in the 50°s.

What We're Tracking Next
What We're Tracking Next(WAFB)

Afternoon temperatures will stay in the 50°s for the upcoming weekend. That means if you have plans to enjoy any of the area St. Patrick’s parades schedule for Saturday, you might want a jacket. Temperatures will remain cooler than normal into the early part of next week as we begin the Spring season (Monday officially).

St. Patrick's Parades
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A steady warming trend will take place through next week. Highs will reach the 80°s by next Thursday. Another storm system looks to arrive by the end of our 10-day forecast.

10 Day Forecast
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