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More Gorgeous Weather On Tap Today

Short Term Forecast:  It is another unseasonably cool start to the day.  We have clear skies and cool temperatures in the 50s.  You may want to wear that light jacket or sweater as you head out the door.

More gorgeous weather is in store for us today!  The ridge of high pressure remains over the Southern U.S.  This is still ushering in some light northerly winds over Baton Rouge and that is keeping our temperatures down.  It is also making it feel very comfortable with the low humidity.  We will be sunny again this afternoon with highs in the upper 70s.

Get ready for another cool and comfortable night.  We will be clear with low temperatures in the lower to mid 50s.  It will still be jacket weather when you wake up!

Week Ahead:  The area of high pressure will sit right over us on Wednesday, and that means we will have another fantastic day.  It will be sunny and a little warmer with highs in the lower 80s.  Wednesday Night will be clear and cool with lows in the upper 50s.

The ridge of high pressure will move east of Louisiana on Thursday.  This will shift the winds from the north to the southeast, and that will help to bring back some Gulf Moisture over the city for the rest of the week.  A weak disturbance will also move from east to west across the Northern Gulf, and that will bring a little rain to the Coastal Waters.  We will be partly cloudy, warmer and more humid in Baton Rouge with highs in the mid 80s and lows back in the lower to mid 60s on Thursday and Friday.

Weekend Outlook:  The return flow, or southerly winds, will persist all weekend.  This will continue to bring in more moisture over Baton Rouge.  Saturday and Sunday will be partly cloudy, very warm and humid with a slight chance of a pop-up afternoon shower.  Highs will be in the mid 80s and lows in the mid 60s.

Tropical Outlook:  There are some disorganized showers and storms associated with a broad area of low pressure (Invest 98L) located about 400 miles SSW of the Cape Verde Islands.  Conditions are expected to become favorable for some gradual development of this over over the next few days.  Then by the end of the week wind shear is expected to increase.  The NHC is giving this system a medium chance of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 5 days as it stays out a sea, or slowly moving to the WNW at 5 mph.

There is another weak area of low pressure located a few hundred miles SSE of Bermuda.  Conditions are not expected to be favorable for development during the next several days as it moves to the north at 10 mph.  NHC is giving this system a low chance of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 5 days.

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

Be sure to get out and enjoy this fantastic weather and have a good day! -Dave


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