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Decreasing Clouds Today With Much Cooler Weather On The Way

Short Term Forecast:  We have a mostly cloudy morning across the Capital City with a few areas of mist and drizzle.  Temperatures are in the upper 50s to lower 60s.

A cold front will sweep through Baton Rouge by this afternoon.  This will put an end to any mist and clear out the clouds.  You can expect a mostly sunny afternoon with high temperatures in the upper 70s.

It will be mostly clear and much cooler tonight in the wake of the cold front.  Low temperatures will fall to the lower 50s around the city, but could be in the upper 40s north of town.

Week Ahead:  An area of high pressure will build across the Southeast U.S. starting on Wednesday.  This will give us sunny skies and cooler temperatures.  Highs will be in the lower to mid 70s on Wednesday, and Wednesday Night will have chilly low temperatures in the mid 40s!  

More sunny skies are expected on Thursday and Friday as the area of high pressure sits north of Louisiana.  We will have a weak disturbance, or short wave, move across the state late on Thursday.  This will not have any moisture to work with, so we will not see any clouds or rain with it.  However, it will bring a reinforcing shot of cooler air to us by Friday.  High temperatures will be in the mid 70s on Thursday with lows in the upper 40s.  It will turn even cooler on Friday with highs around 70 and on Friday Night we will be in the lower 40s in Baton Rouge!!  Areas north and east of the city may get down to the upper 30s!!!  Now that is chilly!!

Weekend Outlook:  Plenty of sunshine is on tap for Saturday and Sunday.  We will still feel the effects of that cold shot on Saturday with highs only around 70 and lows in the lower 40s on Saturday Night.  It will turn a little warmer on Sunday as the area of high pressure starts to move east of Louisiana.  We will have highs in the mid 70s and lows around 50 on Sunday Night.

Tropical Outlook:  Invest 90L became Tropical Storm Lorenzo yesterday.  Lorenzo is located about 725 miles ESE of Bermuda with 40 mph winds and the pressure is 1008 mb.  It is moving to the ENE at 8 mph and this motion will continue through Wednesday.  Lorenzo is not expected to get much stronger during the next 48 hours.  Then it is forecast to weaken as it tracks out to sea.

Elsewhere....the rest of the tropics are quiet.

Get ready for the sun to return later today, and have a great day! -Dave


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