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Rain Returns Today And It Becomes Cooler On Wednesday

Short Term Forecast:  We start this Monday with partly cloudy skies and cool temperatures in the 50s.

Clouds will increase throughout the day as our next weather maker, an area of low pressure and warm front, move along the Louisiana Coast later today.  We will have a mix of sun and clouds with a few showers popping up later this afternoon and into the evening hours.  High temperatures will be in the upper 70s.

The warm front will get to around I-10 and that will draw up some Gulf Moisture over Baton Rouge this evening.  This will help to set off some showers.  More rain will move inland tonight as the area of low pressure sits along the Louisiana Coast, and it will be moving off to the east.  We will have scattered showers around Baton Rouge, but the bulk of the rain will be south of I-10 tonight.  Some heavy rain can be expected for the Coastal Parishes.  Otherwise, we will be mostly cloudy with lows in the upper 50s.

Week Ahead:  The area of low pressure will move east of Louisiana on Tuesday Morning.  At the same time, a cold front will sweep across the state from the northwest.  This will put an end to the rain and we will become partly cloudy by the afternoon hours.  It will be a mild day with highs in the upper 70s.  Tuesday Night will be mostly clear to partly cloudy and it will be cooler with lows in the lower 50s.

High pressure will build across the Southeast U.S. on Wednesday.  This will make it sunny and much cooler with highs only in the lower 70s.  Wednesday Night will have some of the coldest air of the season!  We will be clear and CHILLY with lows in the mid 40s!!!  Brrr!!

A disturbance will move under the area of high pressure on Thursday and this will send a reinforcing shot of some cooler air over Baton Rouge.  We will be sunny as this system will not have any moisture to work with.  Highs will be in the lower to mid 70s and lows in the upper 40s.

More sunny and cool weather is on tap for Friday with highs in the lower 70s and lows in the upper 40s.

Weekend Forecast:  We will continue to have some gorgeous weather on Saturday with plenty of sunshine.  Highs will be in the mid 70s and lows in the lower 50s.

A cold front is forecast to push through Baton Rouge on Sunday.  It will not have any moisture to tap into, so it will be dry.  We will stay sunny and dry with highs in the mid 70s and lows near 50.

Tropical Outlook:  There is an area of low pressure (Invest 90L) located about 600 miles southeast of Bermuda.  It has become better organized and a surface circulation is developing.  This system has the potential to become a short-lived tropical cyclone later today or Tuesday.  NHC is giving it a medium chance of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 5 days.  It is moving slowly to the north and will turn to the ENE tomorrow.

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

Take your umbrella with you today and have a great Monday! -Dave


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