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More Humid With Scattered Storms Today

Short Term Forecast:  We have a mostly clear to partly cloudy morning here in Baton Rouge.  There are some scattered storms along the Louisiana Coast, and that will lead to the Baton Rouge area getting rain later today.  Temperatures are in the upper 60s to 70s.

The weather is going to start to change today with slightly more humid air returning to the state as the East Coast Trough moves westward.  This will also lead to the Baton Rouge getting scattered showers and storms this afternoon with partly cloudy skies.  Some of the storms could be strong with gusty winds and heavy rain.  Highs will be in the upper 80s.

We will remain partly cloudy tonight, and we could have a few lingering showers.  However, the bulk of the showers will remain along the coast.  Low temperatures will still be somewhat pleasant as they fall to the upper 60s.

Week Ahead:  The 4th of July will be a pretty nice day.  We will be hot and more humid with only isolated showers and storms popping up in the afternoon hours.  They will dissipate by 9 PM just in time for the Fireworks on the Mississippi!  High temperatures will be around 90.  Thursday Night will be partly cloudy and muggy with lows in the lower 70s.

The weather will really change on Friday as the trough of low pressure moves to about Louisiana.  At the same time a disturbance/tropical wave will move up from the Gulf into Louisiana as well.  This will allow scattered to numerous showers and storms to develop starting in the morning and lasting all day.  Some of the storms could be strong to possibly severe.  Heavy rain is also very likely.  High temperatures will only be in the upper 80s.  Friday Night will be mostly cloudy with more scattered showers and storms.  Lows will be in the lower 70s.

Weekend Outlook:  Get ready for a soggy weekend.  The trough will remain over us all weekend, and a few disturbance will move across the state as well.  This will lead to the Baton Rouge area getting numerous showers and storms on Saturday.  Some of these storms could be strong to severe, and heavy rain is likely.  Highs will only be in the upper 80s again Saturday Afternoon.  Saturday Night will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers.  Lows will be in the lower 70s.

More rain and storms are on tap for Sunday, but we could have a few peaks of sun from time to time.  Plan on some heavy rain again with some of the storms.  We could pick up 1-3 inches of rain between Friday and Sunday!  Highs will be in the upper 80s and lows in the mid 70s on Sunday Night.

Tropical Outlook:  There is a weak tropical wave moving toward the Yucatan Peninsula today.  Upper-level winds are not favorable for development as the wave moves to the WNW.  However, they could become more favorable over the next few days as the wave moves into the Bay of Campeche.  Fortunately, we do not have to worry about this possible system since it will stay well south of Louisiana.

Elsewhere...the rest of the tropics are quiet, and they will stay that way through Thursday.

Take your umbrella with you and have a nice day! -Dave


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