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Plenty of Clouds Today Ahead of A Cold Front

Short Term Forecast:  We begin this Tuesday with mostly cloudy skies and mild temperatures in the 60s.  Some spotty showers are possible across the coastal areas.

The clouds will stick around this afternoon as breezy easterly winds, coming around an area of high pressure located east of Louisiana, continue to pump in the warmer and slightly more humid air.  We could also have a few showers popping up today, but most of you will not see the rain.  High temperatures will be in the upper 70s.

More cloud cover is on tap for tonight.  It will be mild with low temperatures in the lower 60s.

Week Ahead:  A cold front will move into Louisiana on Wednesday.  We will be mostly cloudy, warm and humid ahead of it in Baton Rouge.  Scattered showers will start developing during the day around Southeast Louisiana.  High temperatures will be in the lower 80s.  The cold front will move through Baton Rouge on Wednesday Night.  It will tap into the warm and humid air mass over us, and that will give us additional scattered showers.  Only a few rumbles of thunder are expected.  Lows will be in the lower 60s.

Thursday will start out with some clouds and a lingering shower, but we will become mostly sunny by the afternoon.  It will become cooler with highs around 70.  Thursday Night will be clear and much colder with lows in the mid 40s.

An area of high pressure will sit over Louisiana on Friday.  This will make for a gorgeous sunny and cool day.  High temperatures will only be in the upper 60s!  Friday Night will have clear skies and it will be chilly with lows in the upper 40s.

Weekend Outlook:  You can expect a pretty pleasant weekend across the Capital City.  The area of high pressure will continue to sit over the Southeast U.S. and that will make for some mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies on Saturday and Sunday.  Highs will be in the lower to mid 70s and lows will be in the lower to mid 50s.

Tropical Outlook:  The broad area of low pressure that is located over the Central Caribbean has weakened, but it will continue to set off some showers over Hispaniola, Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Windward/Leeward Islands.

Elsewhere...the rest of the tropics are quiet and they will stay that way through Thursday.

Watch out for a few sprinkles and have a good Tuesday! -Dave


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