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Finally A Taste of Fall In Baton Rouge

Short Term Forecast:  Many of you have been asking, "When we will finally get some cool weather in Baton Rouge?"  Well it is here on this Monday Morning!!  We have clear skies with unseasonably cool temperatures in the 50s!  That means temperatures are 15°-20° cooler this morning.  You may want that light jacket or sweater today!

A ridge of high pressure is following the cold front that swept across the state on Sunday.  This will give us sunny skies with MUCH COOLER temperatures and low humidity.  High temperatures will only be in the upper 70s.

Get ready for an even cooler and comfortable night across the Capital City with clear skies.  Low temperatures will still be unseasonably cool  in the lower 50s!

Week Ahead:  The ridge of high pressure will remain over the Deep South on Tuesday and Wednesday.  We will be sunny each day.  Highs will be in the upper 70s on Tuesday and lows will be in the lower to mid 50s.  It turns a little warmer, but stays less humid on Wednesday.  Highs will be in the lower 80s and lows will be in the upper 50s.

The area of high pressure will be moving to the east of Louisiana on Thursday and it will stay east of us through the weekend.  This will shift the winds from the north to the south, and that will allow for some Gulf Moisture to return over us.  Thursday will be partly cloudy and warmer, but still pleasant with highs in the mid 80s and lows in the lower 60s.

Friday will also have partly cloudy skies, but a stray shower could pop-up with the heating of the day.  It will be very warm and humid with high temperatures in the upper 80s and lows in the mid 60s on Friday Night.

Weekend Outlook:  More of that warm and more humid weather is on tap for this weekend.  Saturday will be partly cloudy with spotty showers (20% chance).  Highs will be in the upper 80s and lows in the mid 60s.
A weak cold front will push toward Baton Rouge on Sunday.  This will help to set off a few showers, but most of you will stay dry.  It will continue to be warm and humid with highs in the mid 80s and lows in the mid 60s on Sunday Night.

Tropical Outlook:  Karen missed us and I don't think anyone is complaining about that!  The remnants of Karen are in the far NE Gulf of Mexico and headed into Florida.

I'm watching a tropical wave located a few hundred miles SW of the Cape Verde Islands.  It remains disorganized, but conditions could become favorable for some development over the next few days.  NHC is giving it a medium chance of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 5 days as it moves to the WNW at 10 mph.

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

Enjoy this cool and fantastic weather!  Have a great day! -Dave


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