Severe thunderstorms moved through Greater Baton Rouge this afternoon and prompted warnings. Storms produced prolific lightning, gusty winds, torrential rain, and hail. Quarter size hail (1″ in diameter) fell at the BRProud studio around 3:45 PM.

Tonight: Evening storms are possible. Some storms may be strong or even briefly severe. Gusty wind, lightning, heavy rain, and hail all possible. 

Saturday: Scattered showers and storms on Saturday. Again, some storms may be on the strong side. There are timing differences when it comes to when storms will move into our area. The HRRR model shows a cluster of storms arriving late morning through the afternoon. Our in-house Baron model shows storms arriving early afternoon through early evening. All in all, have a backup plan in place if you’ll be outdoors late morning through early evening. Highs in the upper 80s on Saturday.

Sunday: Isolated rain on Sunday, but coverage shouldn’t be as high and we begin the drying trend for the upcoming week. Highs near 90 degrees. 

Next Week: Sunny, dry, and hot weather all week long. Highs in the low and mid 90s.