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Hotter With Fewer Storms Today

Short Term Forecast:  We have some mostly clear to partly cloudy skies on this Wednesday Morning.  It is pretty muggy with temperatures in the 70s.

Some drier air will move over Baton Rouge today as an area of high pressure sits over the Southeast U.S.  This will limit the amount of storms that will pop-up today.  Therefore, it will be partly cloudy and hotter with only isolated showers and thunderstorms.  High temperatures will be in the lower 90s.

Expect a few clouds tonight making it mainly clear and it will be muggy with low temperatures in the lower 70s.

Rest of the Week:  A little extra moisture arrives on Thursday as the area of high pressure moves to the west of Louisiana.  This will slightly increase the chance of rain in the afternoon.  We will be partly cloudy with isolated showers and storms again.  High temperatures will be in the lower 90s.  Thursday Night will be mostly clear with lows in the lower 70s.

Some deeper tropical moisture will return to Baton Rouge on Friday as an upper-level low moves toward Louisiana from Florida.  At the same time, a trough of low pressure will set up along the East Coast of the U.S.  This will give us partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Some heavy rain will be possible.  Highs will be in the lower 90s.  Friday Night will be partly cloudy with spotty showers.  Lows will fall to the lower 70s.

Weekend Forecast:  That deep tropical moisture and trough of low pressure will remain over the Southeast U.S. all weekend.  This will make it hot and very humid with scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms each day under partly cloudy skies.  High temperatures will be in the lower 90s and lows in the mid 70s each day and night.  The weekend will not be a washout, but we will have a greater chance of storms each day.

Tropical Outlook:  The Gulf, Caribbean and Atlantic remain quiet, and they will stay quiet through Thursday.

Stay cool and have a great day! -Dave


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