Mardi Gras Day: Warm, yet comfortable; Much cooler on Wednesday

Weather

StormTracker Forecast… Happy Mardi Gras! Clouds will slowly begin to clear from northwest to southeast, but they may not clear out until late this afternoon or early this evening. Most of the area will sit under cloudy to mostly cloudy skies for a good chunk of the day; however, there will be peeks of sun through the veil of clouds. A few sprinkles may be possible, as well. Good news is that we will stay mostly dry. High temperatures will top out right around 70°F.

Tonight: Clouds will clear out this evening before filling back in as another front swings through. We will likely stay mostly dry with this second front, but a few sprinkles will be possible. Overnight temperatures will drop into the mid and upper 40s.

Ash Wednesday: Sun and clouds. Temperatures will struggle to warm despite the sunshine. Highs will top out in the mid 50s for most areas. Clouds will not clear entirely until Wednesday night and into Thursday. A light freeze will be possible for areas north and east of the Baton Rouge metro. Overnight temperatures will drop between 32°F-36°F for our area. Bring the plants indoors or cover them with a sheet. Also, do not forget about your pets — too cold for you, too cold for them!

Thursday: A frosty start to the day, but with sunny skies in store, temperatures will rebound into the mid 50s. Another light freeze will be possible for areas north and east of the Baton Rouge metro.

Friday-Sunday: Pleasant and mostly sunny with near-seasonal temperatures in the mid 60s. A touch more cloud cover by Sunday ahead of our next system.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Clear

Baton Rouge

76°F Clear Feels like 76°
Wind
0 mph
Humidity
94%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Scattered clouds with the possibility of an isolated thunderstorm developing overnight. Low 76F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.
76°F Scattered clouds with the possibility of an isolated thunderstorm developing overnight. Low 76F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.
Wind
4 mph SSE
Precip
20%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Crescent
Clear

Denham Springs

76°F Clear Feels like 76°
Wind
0 mph
Humidity
94%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Scattered clouds with the possibility of an isolated thunderstorm developing overnight. Low 76F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.
76°F Scattered clouds with the possibility of an isolated thunderstorm developing overnight. Low 76F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.
Wind
4 mph SSE
Precip
20%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Crescent
Clear

Zachary

76°F Clear Feels like 76°
Wind
0 mph
Humidity
94%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Scattered clouds with the possibility of an isolated thunderstorm developing overnight. Low 76F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.
76°F Scattered clouds with the possibility of an isolated thunderstorm developing overnight. Low 76F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.
Wind
4 mph SSE
Precip
20%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Crescent
Clear

Port Allen

76°F Clear Feels like 76°
Wind
0 mph
Humidity
94%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Scattered clouds with the possibility of an isolated thunderstorm developing overnight. Low 76F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.
76°F Scattered clouds with the possibility of an isolated thunderstorm developing overnight. Low 76F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.
Wind
4 mph SSE
Precip
20%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Crescent
Clear

Saint Francisville

73°F Clear Feels like 73°
Wind
0 mph
Humidity
100%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Scattered clouds with the possibility of an isolated thunderstorm developing overnight. Low 76F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.
76°F Scattered clouds with the possibility of an isolated thunderstorm developing overnight. Low 76F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.
Wind
4 mph SSE
Precip
20%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Crescent
Clear

Gonzales

78°F Clear Feels like 81°
Wind
0 mph
Humidity
92%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Scattered clouds with the possibility of an isolated thunderstorm developing overnight. Low 76F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.
76°F Scattered clouds with the possibility of an isolated thunderstorm developing overnight. Low 76F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.
Wind
4 mph SSE
Precip
20%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Crescent

Stay up to date with the latest news by downloading the BRProud App from the App Store or Google Play.

Trending Stories