After a Saturday morning start near 50° for the Red Stick, the Storm Team does expect the clouds to thin as the day progresses. Sunday starts off with mainly clear skies and daybreak temperatures in the upper 40s to near 50°.
Scattered, mainly light showers will continue into Tuesday evening with the rains ending after midnight. Temperatures will slowly fall from Tuesday evening’s mid to upper 40s down to near 40° for Wednesday’s sunrise, with clearing skies through Wednesday morning.
The Storm Team is still expecting a cold front to bring scattered rains to the WAFB area Friday. Some of the more recent computer model runs suggest the system may arrive a bit later than we anticipated Tuesday.
Get ready for a light, brief frost or freeze to start off the morning. Freeze duration for the capital region will probably be just a couple of hours at most, while temperatures could be at or below 32° for upwards of four hours or more along and north of the LA/MS state line.
The First Alert Forecast maintains scattered passing showers through the evening and beyond midnight, with rain chances then ramping up considerably between 3 and 9 a.m. Wednesday as a cold front sweeps through the area from the northwest.
Isolated showers will begin to pop up across portions of the WAFB area Friday afternoon ahead of an advancing cold front. That front is expected to get into the Baton Rouge area sometime near midnight or very early Saturday morning, bringing widespread rains, accompanied by a few t-storms.
Skies will clear overnight, setting the stage for temperatures to dip into the mid and upper 30s for much of the WAFB region by Saturday’s sunrise. Sunday looks even better, with a morning start in the low 40s and an afternoon high around 70° or more under mostly sunny skies.
We had a few sprinkles in the WAFB region Tuesday morning, with scattered rains moving from southeast to northwest across the area during the afternoon, but that’s just the start of our run of rainy weather.
Some WAFB neighborhoods got breaks from the rains Friday afternoon, while others dealt with locally heavy downpours. Regardless of how things might be in your neighborhood through Friday evening, the WAFB regional forecast keeps rain likely through the overnight hours.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flash Flood Watch for all of southern Louisiana east of the Atchafalaya Basin as well as the southwestern Mississippi counties. The watch goes into effect 7 a.m. Friday and is currently expected to remain in effect until 1 p.m. Saturday.