9:58 a.m. – Meteorologist Brandon Lashbrook says that a flood advisory has been issued for East Baton Rouge and West Baton Rouge until 12:30 p.m.
Early Saturday morning: Showers will continue to pass through the area from west to east as the morning progresses. As the leading edge of the rain moves through, temperatures will drop from the 70s, to the 60s, and then to the 50s in the matter of minutes. Morning tailgating will be cool, windy, and rainy. If you’re going to campus this morning, you will want the rain jacket and rain boots, along with layers.
Saturday Afternoon & Evening: Most of the rain should be east of I-55 by midday and temperatures should rebound into the 60s. If clouds can break, some may warm into the 70s again. Don’t count on the grounds to be dry for afternoon tailgating. You will want to keep the rain jacket or even a windbreaker on hand if you’re attending the LSU versus Alabama game – just to be safe. Temperatures will likely be in the 60s for the duration of the game. Late-night fog is likely thanks to the stalled front retreating back to the north as a warm front.
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 significantly lower than Saturday. High temperatures will be 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 significant cooldown.
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.
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