StormTracker Forecast…Monday is a Weather Aware day!
A warm and muggy start to our morning with temperatures in the upper 60s. We will warm into the upper 70s to lower 80s by the afternoon. Areas of fog are possible early this morning, mainly near water. A few passing showers will be possible this morning before storms start developing around lunchtime and therefore after. The Storm Prediction Center has placed half of the viewing area under an Enhanced Risk (threat level 3 out of 5) for severe weather this afternoon and evening. Areas south of I-10 are under a Slight Risk (threat level 2 out of 5) for severe weather. Severe weather is likely in the Deep South, all in all. The threat will be damaging wind gusts and isolated tornadoes. Large hail will also be a potential threat. Rainfall totals look to be between 0.50-1.50″ with some locally heavier amounts.
Ultimately, the window of opportunity for severe weather will be around 2 PM-9 PM west of I-55 and 7 PM – 4 AM east of I-55, north and south of the lake, give or take an hour or two. Be sure to stay weather aware this afternoon and this evening. Have multiple ways to receive warnings, should any be issued. Plan ahead for your commute this afternoon and evening. Seek shelter if any warnings are issued for your area.
Any developing cells out ahead of the main line will be the ones to watch very closely for rotation. Once the main line arrives this evening, the main threat will be damaging straight line winds and brief tornadoes.
Rain will end from west to east and temperatures will drop into the lower 40s by morning. Wind chills will be in the 30s.
Tuesday: A cold start to our morning and it won’t get much better during the day as temperatures only warm into the upper 40s to lower 50s.
Tuesday Night: A light freeze is expected for some. Patchy frost can be expected for the areas that only drop to the 34-35 degree range. Low near 33 for Baton Rouge.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny with highs in the low and mid 50s.
Wednesday Night: A widespread light freeze is expected as temperatures drop at or below-freezing. Protect pets and plants! This will not be a pipe-busting freeze, but sensitive vegetation and animals will be affected.
You can always check the weather radar here.