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Warmer Temperatures Today With Rain Returning By Friday

Short Term Forecast: It is a clear and colder morning across the Baton Rouge area.  Temperatures are in the upper 30s to lower 40s.  Bundle up as you head to work and school!

We will turn warmer this afternoon as an area of high pressure starts to move to the east of Louisiana.  This will bring in easterly winds and they will bring in the warmer air.  Expect mostly sunny skies with high temperatures in the lower 70s.

It will not be as cold tonight thanks to the easterly winds and some clouds returning to the state.  We will have partly to mostly cloudy skies with lows temperatures in the lower to mid 50s.

Rest of the Week:  The area of high pressure will be well east of Louisiana on Thursday and that will bring in more southerly winds to our area.  This will continue to warm us up and make it more humid.  We will be partly to mostly cloudy with a shower or two popping up.  Highs will be in the upper 70s.  Thursday Night will be mostly cloudy with a few showers.  It will be mild and muggy with lows in the mid 60s.

A cold front will move into Louisiana on Friday.  This will tap into the Gulf Moisture over us and that will set off scattered showers over Baton Rouge.  Highs will be in the upper 70s.  The cold front will move into Baton Rouge on Friday Night/Saturday Morning.  We will continue to have scattered showers with a few rumbles of thunder.  Lows will be in the lower 60s.

Weekend Forecast:  The cold front will pass through the city on Saturday Morning.  We will continue to see rain through the morning and into the afternoon as some of the rain lingers behind the front.  High temperatures will be reached in the morning and then they will fall all afternoon.  We will start the day in the 60s but will be in the 40s by the evening.  Saturday Night will be partly cloudy and MUCH COLDER with lows near 40.

Expect a lot of sunshine on Sunday as an area of high pressure briefly sits over us.  It will be a cool day with highs only in the mid 50s.  Sunday Night will be clear and COLD with lows in the mid 30s in the city.  Areas north and east of town will be closer to 32!

Tropical Outlook:  Subtropical Storm Melissa is weaker this morning as it sits about 805 miles east of Bermuda.  Winds are down to 50 mph and the pressure is 988 mb.  It is still expected to transition into a full tropical storm later today, and then it will weaken as it races to the northeast at 23 mph.

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

Bundle up this morning and have a great day! -Dave


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