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Scattered Thunderstorms Continue For The First Part of The Week

Happy St. Swithin's Day!  Today is St. Swithin's Day! It is weather folklore that states if it rains today then it will rain for 40 days. If it is fair weather, 40 days of fair weather will follow. The forecast is calling for rain today, so...I guess we'll see what happens. For more info on St. Swithin's Day, click here

Short Term Forecast:  We start this Monday with partly to mostly cloudy skies in Baton Rouge.  Some patchy fog has also been reported.  A few showers and storms are popping up along the Coast.  Temperatures are in the lower 70s.

The wet weather pattern will continue this afternoon thanks to a retrograding upper-level low moving over Oklahoma and Texas.  Under the low there will be plenty of rain and storms.  Since Baton Rouge is located to the southeast of the center of the low, we will have plenty of southerly winds over us, and that will draw up plenty of Gulf Moisture.  This will keep it very humid and allow for scattered showers and storms to develop.  Some heavy rain will be possible.  Otherwise, we will be partly cloudy with a high around 90.  Some of you may not even get out of the 80s today.

The bulk of the rain will end tonight with just spotty showers expected overnight with partly cloudy skies.  Lows will be in the lower 70s.

Week Ahead:  Even wetter weather is expected on Tuesday as the deep tropical moisture remains over Baton Rouge.  We will have scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms.  Heavy rain is likely with any storm.  High temperatures will only be in the upper 80s.  Tuesday Night will be partly to mostly cloudy with spotty showers.  Lows will be in the lower 70s.

We will not be as stormy on Wednesday, but we will still have to dodge scattered afternoon storms with partly cloudy skies.  It will be a tad hotter with highs in the lower 90s.  Wednesday Night will be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 70s.

Some drier air finally arrives on Thursday and that will limit the amount of rain we will see.  You can expect partly cloudy skies with only stray afternoon storms.  Highs will be in the lower 90s and lows in the lower 70s.

A little more moisture arrives on Friday from the Gulf, so we will increase the chance of rain to scattered storms.  Highs will be in the lower 90s and lows in the lower 70s on Friday Night with a few clouds.

Weekend Outlook:  The forecast is calling for a more typical Summer-time pattered with partly cloudy skies and isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms popping up.  Highs will be in the lower 90s and lows in the lower to mid 70s each day.

Tropical Outlook:  Everything is quiet on this Monday and it will stay that way through Tuesday.

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


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