Today: Isolated showers & storms are possible but mostly along the coast. A tropical wave that is becoming more organized in the Gulf, will swing showers our way along the coast. The tropical wave will also lead to cloudy skies today. Highs will be in the upper-80s with a heat index in the upper-90s. A HEAT ADVISORY is in place in a few parishes still dealing with power outages. The tropical wave will not have any major impacts to Baton Rouge. Overnight, lows will drop into the low-70s. A frontal boundary will move through overnight leading to clearing skies and dropping dew points.
Thursday: A frontal boundary will move through very early on Thursday leading to sunny skies keeping the tropical wave in the Gulf out of Louisiana and kicking it towards Florida. The passing of the boundary will also lead to drier air, meaning lower dew points and more pleasant feeling air thanks to a lower humidity. Highs will be in the upper-80s.
Friday-Saturday: It will still be dry and sunny on these days thanks to a north wind after the passage of the frontal boundary. We’ll keep highs in the upper-80s, maybe even near 90 degrees. Overnight lows will be in the mid-60s which will feel amazing!
Sunday: Isolated Showers return with partly cloudy skies and a return to muggy weather. Highs in the uper-80s.
Monday-Wednesday: Rain chances become spotty to scattered with highs in the upper-80s and higher dew points leading to more high heat index values.
Tracking the Tropics: There is a tropical wave in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico that is moving northeast and becoming more organized. It has a moderate chance of development in the northeastern Gulf towards the Atlantic. Threats to Baton Rouge are looking low. A cold front that will move through tonight and tomorrow morning will keep the tropical system away from Louisiana and kick it towards Florida. The only impacts will be seen today in the form of isolated showers along the coast.
Hurricane Larry is in the East Atlantic. It is moving further into the open Atlantic, away from the Caribbean. It will not affect Baton Rouge.