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Some Soggy Weather To Start The Weekend, But It Ends Sunny

Short Term Forecast:  We start this Friday with some partly to mostly cloudy skies as high clouds stream over us from the west.  These clouds will get thicker as the morning progresses.  It is quite cold with temperatures in the lower to mid 30s, so be sure to bundle up once again!

Expect mostly cloudy skies today as the area of high pressure moves to the east of Louisiana.  That will allow the winds to shift from the northeast to the southeast by the afternoon, and that will draw up warmer and more humid air from the Gulf of Mexico.  I'm not expecting any rain to develop during the day over Baton Rouge as a cold front and area of low pressure moves across Texas.  High temperatures will be in the lower 60s.

Scattered to numerous showers with a few thunderstorms are going to move into Baton Rouge tonight.  This rain is associated with the low and cold front.  Some of the rain could get heavy rain at times, and it will start after 10 PM.  Low temperatures will be in the upper 50s.

Weekend Forecast:  It looks like we will have a soggy start to the weekend, but it will end with plenty of sunshine.  The cold front and low will move across Louisiana on Saturday setting off plenty of rain.  However, the bulk of the rain will occur during the morning hours, and then it will taper off to only a few spotty showers/drizzle/mist by the afternoon.  High temperatures will warm into the upper 60s.

The rain will come to an end on Saturday Night as the front moves east of the state.  We will still have plenty of clouds with much cooler low temperatures in the lower 40s.

Sunday will turn out to be a very nice day!  We will start the day with some clouds, but it will become mostly sunny to partly cloudy by the afternoon.  You can expect some much cooler temperatures with highs in the mid 50s and lows in the lower 30s.

Next Week Outlook:  An area of high pressure will build over the Southeast U.S. on Monday and Tuesday.  Each day will be sunny and gradually will become warmer.  Highs will be in the 50s Monday, but in the 60s on Tuesday with lows around 35 to 40.

The high pressure moves east of the state on Wednesday and Thursday.  This will bring in even warmer and more humid air to Baton Rouge.  Each day will be partly cloudy with highs in the mid 60s and lows in the lower to mid 40s.

Expect a big change to our weather on Friday and into next weekend as another strong cold front sweeps across the Deep South.  Plenty of rain and storms can be expected with a significant cold blast behind the front heading into Christmas Week.

Enjoy the slight warm-up and have a great weekend! -Dave


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