StormTracker Morning Forecast…
Today: Areas of patchy fog and drizzle to start the morning. Mix of clouds and sun this afternoon with highs in the upper 80s to around 90, but with the high humidity, it will feel like the 90s. Baton Rouge may break a record high temperature of 87°F (2015) this afternoon. We are forecasting a high of 88°F today. Rain chance is 10-20%.
Tonight: A gusty storm or two may be possible near the state line and into Southwest Mississippi, but most stay dry and cloudy tonight. Overnight temperatures will dip into the upper 60s to lower 70s.
Thursday: A cold front will move into the area on Thursday. It will likely pass through our area during the day and we could see some showers with it. Once it passes and moves into the Gulf of Mexico, a passing disturbance will lead to shower and storm development late Thursday night and into early Friday morning. We are not expecting organized severe weather as of right now; however, a strong storm or two cannot be ruled out. Rain chance will be highest Thursday night and into early Friday. Otherwise, highs in the mid 80s. Overnight temperatures in the upper 50s.
Good Friday: Mostly cloudy with some morning showers. Afternoon should be mostly dry. Rain chance is 20-30%. Cooler afternoon highs in the low and mid 70s.
Easter Weekend: A potent system will begin to push into the region this weekend. Rain chance is currently around 60% on Saturday and 60% on Easter Sunday. The European model shows rain lingering for most of the day on Easter Sunday. The American model shows rain clearing out by the afternoon. We will be monitoring for the potential for a heavy rain and severe weather threat. The Storm Prediction Center has placed our area under a Slight Risk (threat level 2 out of 5) for severe weather Saturday and Sunday. Rainfall totals through Monday look to be around 2-3″, but this can change. Stay tuned as we comb through the details and get a better grasp on the timing and intensity.
Next Week: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy on Monday and Tuesday with highs in the 70s.