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The Chilly Rain Continues Today

Short Term Forecast:  We have a very soggy and chilly start to the day across the Capital City.  The skies are cloudy with scattered showers all around the viewing area.  Temperatures are in the mid to upper 40s.  Bundle up and take your umbrella with you today!

The scattered showers will continue this afternoon as the Gulf Low moves to the northeast and an upper-level low moves over Louisiana from the west.  We could still have some heavy rain at times.  It will be chilly all day with high temperatures in the upper 40s occurring in the morning and slowly falling during the afternoon.  We could pick up an additional 0.25" to 0.50" around town today.  Track the rain with WBRZ's Interactive Radar.

The showers will continue this evening and into the midnight hour.  There is a small window of opportunity between 9 PM and 3 AM where the rain could be mixed with a few snowflakes or sleet across Southern Mississippi and the Felicianas.  This is NOTHING to be excited about and it will NOT accumulate.   Here in Baton Rouge we will only have a cold rain.  The rain will come to an end overnight and we will become partly cloudy.  It will be cold with low temperatures around 32°.

Week Ahead:  An area of high pressure will build over the Southeast U.S. starting on Wednesday and lasting through the weekend.  Wednesday will be sunny, dry and still chilly.  Highs will be in the upper 40s.  It will be clear and VERY COLD with a HARD FREEZE expected on Wednesday Night.  Low temperatures will fall to the mid 20s!!  Be sure to have any plants inside or this will kill them.  Have a warm place for pets and be sure to check on those without heat.  While these temperatures are very cold, I'm not expecting them to be pipe bursting temps.  However, it is a good idea to have your pipes wrapped to prevent them from bursting in the future if we get even colder.

Thanksgiving Day will be gorgeous and a little warmer after the extremely cold morning.  You can expect sunny skies and cool high temperatures in the lower 50s.  Thursday Night will be clear and still very cold with lows in the upper 20s.

Black Friday will start out quite cold so dress warmly when you go out shopping!  It will be sunny and warmer by the afternoon.  This will be great weather for the Arkansas vs LSU game with kickoff temperatures in the upper 50s.  High temperatures will also be in the upper 50s.  Friday Night will be clear and still chilly, but not the bitter cold with lows in the lower 30s.

Weekend Outlook:  The area of high pressure starts to move to the east of Louisiana on Saturday.  We will remain sunny, but it will become warmer with highs in the mid 60s.  Saturday Night will not be as cold with lows in the mid 40s.

Some moisture will start to return to the state on Sunday as the area of high pressure continues to move more to the east of Louisiana.  This will give us mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies and warmer high temperatures in the upper 60s.  Sunday Night will be partly cloudy and cool with lows in the lower 50s.

Tropical Outlook:  Everything remains quiet in the tropics and it will stay that way through Wednesday.

Dress warmly and take your umbrella with you today.  Have a good one! -Dave


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