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Becoming Warmer and More Humid With Strong To Severe Storms Possible Saturday Night

Short Term Forecast:  It is going to be a mostly cloudy, warm and foggy night across the Capital City.  Low temperatures will be in the upper 50s to lower 60s.  Some of the fog could become dense at times, so watch out on Friday Morning.

Friday will be a warmer and more humid day as the area of high pressure sits well east of Louisiana.  Southerly winds will pump in the warm and humid air from the Gulf of Mexico.  This will make it mostly cloudy and some isolated to scattered showers will also pop-up during the day.  High temperatures will be in the upper 70s.

Friday Night will continue to be mostly cloudy with a few showers moving through town overnight.  It will be warm and muggy with lows in the mid 60s.

Stormy Weekend:  A trough of low pressure will move across the Great Plains and toward the Southeast U.S. this weekend.  An area of low pressure will form in the base of the trough and will have a cold front attached to it.  This low will get strong as it moves to the east and taps in the warm and humid air mass ahead of it with high temperatures in the 70s.  It will be pretty windy on Saturday as a strong low-level jet stream comes up from the south.  You will be able to see this as the clouds will zip by!  Winds will be around 15 to 25 mph with higher gusts outside of the storms.  This will all lead to a very unstable atmosphere and that will allow for scattered showers and thunderstorms to develop ahead of the system on Saturday Afternoon.  Some of the storms on Saturday Afternoon could be strong to possibly severe.  There will be strong wind shear in place and that will allow for the storms to rotate.  This means the threats would be damaging winds and even a few tornadoes.  Needless to say, I will be keeping a close eye on the weather and you should too!

The cold front will move into Baton Rouge on Saturday Night with a squall line of storms pushing through.  These storms could also be strong to possible severe with damaging winds and a few tornadoes.  Heavy rain can also be expected.  Lows will be in the mid 60s.

Our weather will still be a little stormy on Sunday Morning, but the rain will be coming to an end on Sunday Afternoon as the cold front stalls along the coast.  We will still have mostly cloudy skies during the day with high temperatures in the lower 70s.  The colder air will arrive on Sunday Night with lows in the lower 40s under partly cloudy skies.

Be sure to keep it tuned to WBRZ, the WBRZ Weather Channel, and our Facebook & Twitter feeds for the latest weather updates this weekend!

Enjoy the warmer temperatures and have a nice night! -Dave


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