Tonight: Areas of fog by morning. Overnight temperatures will be in the 60s for most spots.
Friday: We’re expecting clouds and humidity to increase on Friday. A couple of showers cannot be ruled out on Friday, but most areas will stay dry. A few more showers will be possible Friday evening. A weakening line of storms will be moving in from the west overnight Friday and early Saturday. The Storm Prediction Center has placed areas generally from Baton Rouge and westward under a Marginal Risk for severe weather.
This Weekend: Next cold front will move into the area on Saturday and it will likely stall out over the region. In turn, rain chances linger into Sunday. Game day may end up being a bit rainy at times, but rain would likely be over by kickoff. Tailgating will likely be the wettest. Plan for muddy and rainy conditions in the morning. Rain totals may be around half an inch to around 2 inches with locally higher amounts. Stay tuned as we iron out the details. 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 near 80 degrees.
Next Week: Partly cloudy and warm with highs in the low and mid 80s. It will be humid early in the week as well. As we head toward the end of the week and into the weekend, we’re looking at the potential for a nice cooldown. Until then, it will feel like spring.
Tracking the Tropics: Lisa developed in the Atlantic Basin. No threats to our area. There is the potential for a system to develop off the coast of Florida or around the Bahamas 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.