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Scattered Showers and Storms Return Today

Short Term Forecast:  We start this Monday Morning with partly cloudy skies in the Baton Rouge area, but there are scattered showers and a few storms popping up along the Coastal Parishes.  These showers/storms are moving north/inland and will be into the Baton Rouge area during the mid-morning.  Temperatures are in the lower 70s.

We will have a great chance of rain across Metro Baton Rouge today.  This is due to the rain starting earlier in the day and the sea breeze kicking in as well.  You can expect partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Some storms could contain heavy rain at times.  High temperatures will be in the upper 80s to lower 90s.  You will be hotter if it takes longer for rain to get to your home.

The showers and storms will dissipate inland tonight and we will have a couple of clouds hanging around.  The coastal areas will see some overnight showers and storms popping up again.  Lows temperatures will fall to the lower 70s.

Week Ahead:  An upper-level ridge of high pressure will build across the Southeast U.S. Tuesday through Thursday.  This will limit the amount of storms we will see each afternoon, but it will become hotter.  Each day will be partly cloudy with only spotty afternoon thunderstorms.  Highs will be in the lower to mid 90s.  Each night will be mostly clear with some coastal showers popping up.  Lows will be in the lower to mid 70s.

The ridge starts to break down and move back to the west on Friday.  This will allow us to have a slightly better chance of some afternoon storms.  Therefore, it will be partly cloudy with isolated afternoon storms.  Highs will be in the mid 90s and lows in the mid 70s.

Weekend Outlook:  As the high pressure moves to the west, a trough of low pressure will sit over the Eastern U.S.  A strong late-season cold front will push toward the Deep South.  This will give us northwest winds aloft.  Typically when we have northwest flow, that will allow us to get some stronger storms.  Saturday and Sunday will start out with partly cloudy skies, but we will have scattered showers and thunderstorms developing during the afternoon.  Some of these storms could be strong to possibly severe.  I'll have a better feel for how bad the storms could get once we get to the weekend.  We will stay hot and humid with highs in the lower to mid 90s and lows in the mid 70s each day.

Tropical Outlook
:  All areas of the tropics are quiet, and tropical cyclone formation is not expected through Tuesday.

Take the umbrella with you and have a great day! -Dave


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