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Stormy Today, But The Heat Returns Later This Week

Short Term Forecast:  We have a very warm and muggy start to this Monday with some clouds.  A few showers and thunderstorms could pop-up later this morning.  Temperatures are in the 70s.

You can expect another day with scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms.  A trough of low pressure is located north of Louisiana and when you combine that with a very unstable air mass over Baton Rouge that will lead to more storms today with partly to mostly cloudy skies.  Some of the storms could be strong with gusty winds and heavy rain.  High temperatures will be in the lower 90s.  However, if the storms form sooner than later we may not get out of the 80s again today.

The showers and storms will linger into the evening before tapering off by 10 PM.  Then we will be partly cloudy and muggy with lows in the mid 70s.

Week Ahead:  A ridge of high pressure to the west of Louisiana will help to keep Baton Rouge almost dry the rest of the week!  We will have winds out of the northwest and that will keep the atmosphere drier than it has been.  This means we will only have a slight chance of afternoon storms Tuesday through Friday.  However, it will turn much hotter with daily high temperatures in the mid 90s and lows in the mid 70s.

Weekend Outlook:  There will be a slightly better chance of a storm on Saturday, but most of you will still be dry with partly cloudy skies as a cold front moves closer to Louisiana.  Highs will stay in the mid 90s and lows in the mid 70s.

The cold front will move even closer to Baton Rouge on Sunday, but it looks like it will not get here.  It will be close enough to help set off isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Highs will be in the lower 90s and lows in the mid 70s.

Tropical Outlook:  Everything remains quiet in the tropics and it will stay that way through Tuesday.

You still need the umbrella, and have a good day! -Dave


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