Tonight: Partly cloudy and comfortable. Overnight temperatures will be in the 50s.
Rest of the Week: We’re warming up into the mid 80s Thursday and Friday. We’re expecting mostly sunny skies on Thursday with clouds and humidity increasing by Friday. A couple of showers cannot be ruled out on Friday, but most areas will stay dry. A weakening line of storms will be moving in from the west overnight Friday and early Saturday. The Storm Prediction Center has placed areas generally west of Baton Rouge under a Marginal Risk for severe weather. The Marginal Risk may get extended eastward for Saturday. We’ll know if that’s the case with Thursday morning’s update from the Storm Prediction Center.
This Weekend: Next cold front will move into the area on Saturday, but it will be very weak. In fact, it will stall right over our area and lead to lingering rain on Sunday. Timing will need to be adjusted as we get closer. The LSU versus Alabama game may end up being a bit rainy at times, but rain coverage would likely be tapering by kickoff and during the game. If anything, tailgating would likely be the wettest. Stay tuned as we iron out the details. Don’t forget that Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday at 2 am. We gain an extra hour of sleep. Good time to change batteries in smoke detectors. A couple of lingering showers on Sunday, but rain coverage will be lower than Saturday. Highs near 80 degrees.
Next Week: Partly cloudy and warm with highs in the low and mid 80s. It will be humid, as well. As we head toward the end of the week and into the weekend, we’re looking at the potential for a nice cooldown. Until then, it will feel like spring.
Tracking the Tropics: Hurricanes Lisa and Martin developed in the Atlantic Basin. Lisa made landfall in Belize on Wednesday. There is the potential for a sub-tropical storm to develop near Florida and the Bahamas next week. If it moves into the eastern Gulf, it may be something we’ll have to closely monitor. The likely scenario would be that it gets picked up by a trough. For now, there are no concerns.