Wednesday Morning: Sunny and pleasant; Severe weather threat ahead

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StormTracker Forecast… A frosty start to the day, but we’ll warm up nicely into the mid 60s this afternoon. Today will be the last day of the week that we see wall-to-wall sunshine and quiet weather. Winds pick up out of the southeast today, which means humidity levels will begin to rise. It will not be as cold tonight due to the increased moisture and more cloud cover. Temperatures will dip into the mid 40s to lower 50s. Skies become mostly cloudy on Thursday. A few showers are possible, but rain chance is only around 10-20%.

Our next storm system will enter the region on Friday. There is a growing concern that we could see severe weather. All necessary ingredients for severe weather to develop will be present in the Deep South. As of now, it appears that our window of opportunity will be late Friday/overnight through around lunchtime on Saturday. The Storm Prediction Center has already placed our area under an Enhanced (3 out of 5) and Slight Risk (2 out of 5) for severe weather. All modes of severe weather will be a possibility, but the main threats will be damaging wind and tornadoes. We will have to watch for rotating cells out ahead of a squall line. Both the cells and squall line will be capable of producing severe thunderstorms.

Slight Risk and Marginal Risk are in place for overnight hours on Friday to around daybreak on Saturday
A Slight and Enhanced Risk for severe weather on Saturday

This is still several days out, so a lot can change between now and then. Be sure to stay tuned as we fine-tune the details. In the meantime, brush up on your severe weather safety plan.

Sunday will be quiet and pleasant. We will see partly cloudy skies, temperatures in the 60s, and only a small chance for a shower.

The same front that will bring the threat for severe weather will lift back to the north from the Gulf of Mexico, which will increase our rain chances going into Monday. If you’re headed to the National Championship game, grab the rain gear if you’ll be enjoying some of the pre-game festivities outdoors. Rain chance is around 40-50% for New Orleans and 60% for Baton Rouge.

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