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Turning Much Cooler On Friday With Pleasant Weather This Weekend

Chilly Temperatures:  This morning we got down to 47° in Baton Rouge!  This was the first time we hit the 40s this season.  When you compare that to the last 5 years, this was pretty late in the season.  In 2012 we were in the 40s in early October!

Short Term Forecast:  We have some very comfortable weather across the Capital City on this Thursday Evening.  This skies are clear and temperatures will fall from the 70s into the 60s during the evening hours.  There is also some smoke around town thanks to the burning of the sugar cane fields.  Overnight, it will be clear and not as chilly as last night.  Low temperatures will be near 50.  You may still want that light jacket or sweater on Friday Morning.

A weak and dry disturbance, or short wave, will move across the Deep South early on Friday Morning.  This will not have any moisture to work with, so we will stay dry.  It will bring us a reinforcing shot of cooler air as an area of high pressure builds in behind it.  We will be sunny and much cooler on Friday with highs only in the upper 70s.  Some areas north of Baton Rouge may not even get to 70!  Friday Evening will be very nice for the high school football games, but it will be cool.  Kickoff temperatures will be in the lower 60s and by the end of the game it will be in the mid 50s.  Friday Night will be clear and chilly again with lows in the lower to mid 40s!  Brrr!!

Weekend Forecast:  The area of high pressure will move over us on Saturday and that will keep it sunny.  We will be a little warmer with highs in the mid 70s.  The weather will be perfect for all of the college football games too with kickoff temps. in the 60s.  Saturday Night will be mostly clear and pretty cool with lows near 50.

Another disturbance will move through Baton Rouge on Sunday.  This will make it partly cloudy and we could see a sprinkle or two possible.  However, most of you will not see any rain.  It will be a tad warmer with highs in the mid 70s.

Tropical Outlook:  Tropical Depression Lorenzo has dissipated in the Central Atlantic and it is not expected to redevelop.

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

Enjoy the cool and comfortable weather!  Have a great night! -Dave


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