TonightSaturday Morning: A few showers are possible this evening, but most rain will hold off until the pre-dawn hours. A weakening line of storms will be moving in from the west and northwest overnight and early Saturday. The Storm Prediction Center has placed most of our area under a Marginal Risk and Slight Risk for severe weather. Damaging wind gusts, heavy rain, and spin-up tornadoes will be the main concern. Morning temperatures will be in the 50s once the front passes. The LSU versus Alabama game day may end up being a bit rainy during the morning, but rain would likely be mostly done by lunchtime. Early tailgating will likely be the wettest – Plan for muddy and rainy conditions.

Saturday Afternoon & Evening: Muddy tailgates are likely into the afternoon hours. Be sure to keep the rain jacket with you if you’re going into Tiger Stadium. Afternoon temperatures will likely be in the lower 70s. Some areas may not even rebound into the 70s.

Sunday: Don’t forget that Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday at 2 am. We gain an extra hour of sleep. Good time to change batteries in smoke detectors. Sunrise time will be after 6 am and sunset time will be after 5 pm. A couple of lingering showers on Sunday, but rain coverage will be lower than Saturday. Highs in the 80s.  

Next Week: Partly cloudy and warm with highs in the low and mid 80s. As we head toward the end of the week and into the weekend, we’re looking at the potential for a cooldown. Until then, it will feel like spring with highs in the 80s. 

Tracking the Tropics: There is the potential for a system to develop off the coast of Florida next week. If it moves into the eastern Gulf, it may be something we’ll have to watch for. The likely scenario would be that it gets picked up by a trough. For now, there are no concerns.