A Flood Watch is in effect tonight through Wednesday night.
Tonight: There is a level 3 Enhanced Risk for severe weather for most of the area through daybreak on Wednesday. Storms will likely begin to fire up to the west and northwest of Baton Rouge late tonight and into the overnight hours. These storms will have the potential to produce tornadoes, damaging wind gusts, heavy rain, and even large hail. The environment will be conducive for strong tornadoes to develop, as well. Make sure you have ways to get alerts and ones that will wake you up, if needed. Remember, most areas will not see severe weather, but the threat is there for all of us. Make sure your safe place is ready to go.
Wednesday: The level 3 Enhanced Risk continues for the entire area. Storms will have the potential to produce tornadoes, damaging winds, heavy rain, and even hail. The threat for strong tornadoes continues. A line of storms is expected to eventually develop and slow down or even stall out and this would lead to an increased flooding risk. The line will eventually move to the east and clear the area by the late afternoon or evening as the front moves through. Make sure you have multiple ways to get alerts! Temperatures will likely drop into the 50s and 60s from west to east by the evening. Overnight temperatures will be in the 40s.
Thursday: Much cooler and sunny with highs in the lower 60s for most areas. Overnight temperatures will be in the upper 30s and lower 40s.
Friday – Sunday: Temperatures will be in the upper 50s to lower 60s over the weekend and mornings will be in the 30s and 40s. A stray shower or two will be possible Saturday and Sunday, but rain chances are very low for now.
Next Week: We have the potential for a couple of passing systems next week. One may move into the area Monday and into Tuesday. That could bring us chilly rain, but confidence is low for now. Highs look to stay in the 50s and 60s. The chilly weather may continue into Christmas!