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Hotter With A Few Storms Today

Short Term Forecast:  We have some mostly clear to partly cloudy skies across the Baton Rouge area this morning.  It is warm and humid with temperatures in the 70s.

An upper-level  ridge of high pressure will be building over us today and that will limit the coverage and amount of thunderstorms we will have.  You can expect partly cloudy skies with only a few showers and thunderstorms.  It will be hotter with highs in the lower 90s.

Any storms will dissipate tonight and we will have some clouds sticking around tonight.  It will be warm and humid with lows in the mid 70s.

Week Ahead:  The ridge will be slowly moving to the west on Wednesday and Thursday.  This will keep us hot and humid with isolated showers and storms each day.  Some of you will not see any rain.  Highs will be in the lower to mid 90s.  Each night will have a few clouds with lows in the mid 70s.

We will be on the eastern edge of the ridge on Friday.  This will allow us to have extra moisture moving up from the Gulf in the lower-levels of the atmosphere.  That is going to cause us to have a better chance of isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.  It will stay hot with highs in the mid 90s.  Friday Night will be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 70s.

Weekend Outlook:  As the ridge continues to move to the west, a trough of low pressure will send a cold front toward I-10.  When you combine that with daytime heating and plenty of Gulf Moisture, that will lead to scattered showers and thunderstorms on Saturday and Sunday.  It will still be hot with highs in the lower to mid 90s and lows in the mid 70s.

Tropical Outlook:  All areas of the tropics are quiet, and they will stay that way through Wednesday.

Stay cool and have a great day! -Dave


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