Flood Watch in effect through Saturday; something brewing in Gulf?
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Baton Rouge and surrounding parishes are under a Flood Watch through Saturday at 7 a.m. Good Friday morning started with showers and storms and it’s a safe bet they will continue throughout the day.
Today will be mostly cloudy with highs in the lower 70s, rain will be heavy at times.
There is still a level one marginal risk for strong storms today, but the chance for flooding will be the primary concern. In fact, there is a level two slight risk for excessive rainfall in the next 24 hours, ending Saturday morning.
Lingering showers are expected mainly Saturday morning, then drying out a bit late in the day. Over the next seven days, the forecast gets very interesting as two main models, the GFS and EUROPEAN both develop a possible sub-tropical low in the Gulf midweek. This would be very rare, in fact, a named tropical storm has NEVER formed in the Gulf in the month of April, however, we’ve had named storms in the Atlantic in April. Fun fact...the last time we had a named storm in April was in 2017, named Tropical Storm Arlene. Guess what the first named storm of this season will be....Arlene!!! Stay tuned.
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