The weekend front is looking less and less energetic with each passing day. There’s virtually no threat of severe storms as it rolls through our area and many WAFB communities will be essentially rain-free.
A cold front will track from northwest to southeast across Louisiana Saturday into early Sunday morning. At this time of year, spring cold fronts can mean weather trouble, but storm energy and severe weather are not a concern with this anticipated weekend front.
Friday and the weekend look to be much the same, with morning clouds and fog followed by a mix of sun and clouds for each afternoon. Highs all three days will run around 80° to the lower 80s across much of the WAFB viewing area.
Rains will continue to taper off through the evening and into the night. It should be a mainly dry start Wednesday under cloudy skies, with patchy fog for the morning commute and daybreak temperatures for the capital region in the low 60s.
All modes of severe weather are possible, including large hail, damaging thunderstorm winds, and isolated tornadoes. In addition, areas along and especially north of the I-10/12 corridor could see 2” to 3” of rain, with local totals higher.
Wednesday looks to be the main event, with rounds of showers and thunderstorms through the day. The Storm Prediction Center has much of the Baton Rouge area under a Slight Risk (2/5) of severe weather, with areas near and north of the state line under a Marginal Risk (1/5).
Tuesday morning begins under cloudy to mostly cloudy skies with daybreak temperatures for the Red Stick in the low to mid 50s. Clouds will persist through most of the day, but the last day of Carnival will stay dry for all of south Louisiana.
The weekend forecast is a dry one and that’s very welcomed news for just about everybody. But we start the weekend with a chill as many WAFB neighborhoods will flirt with a light freeze Saturday morning under clear skies.