Wednesday Morning: Storms today; Warm with spotty showers on Thanksgiving

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StormTracker Morning Forecast…

Today: A cold front will begin to move through the area. Out ahead of the front, a line of storms will move into the Baton Rouge metro by midday. The front will pass by the evening Wednesday, but it will likely slow down and eventually stall out near the coast. Rain chance is around 70% on Wednesday, but it won’t rain all day. A few strong or marginally severe storms will be possible. Damaging wind, hail, and an isolated tornado will be the potential threats. Highs near 80.

Tonight: Drying out overnight. Areas of fog through mid-morning on Thursday. Overnight temperatures in the 50s and 60s.

Thanksgiving: A few spotty showers are possible. An isolated storm or two will also be possible. Rain chance is currently around 20-30%. The best chance for rain will be along and south of I-10/I-12. Partly to mostly cloudy. Currently, highs are forecast to be in the mid and upper 70s. Overnight temperatures will be in the mid 60s. Storms may begin to move in late Thursday night and into early Friday. A few storms could produce heavy rain, gusty wind, and hail.

Black Friday: A Canadian originated system will begin to approach the region from the west. The aforementioned stalled front will begin to lift to the north as a warm front and this will trigger showers and storms. Showers and storms will be possible at times. Some storms could be strong to severe. Rain chance is around 50% for now. Highs will be in the upper 70s. Overnight temperatures will be in the upper 50s and lower 60s.

This Weekend: The Canadian system will likely bring high rain chances through the weekend. We may not dry out until late on Sunday or even Monday. Some storms could be strong or severe on Sunday. We will also have to watch for isolated flash flooding issues. Rain totals look to be between 2-4″, but given the fact that we haven’t had much rainfall since October, widespread flooding should not be an issue, but we will be watching. Temperatures will be in the upper 60s on Saturday, mid 60s on Sunday and mid and upper 50s on Monday.

Next Week: Much colder. We could have our first freeze of the season Monday night/Tuesday morning. Average first freeze of the season is around November 24th.

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