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Warm and Humid Today With Isolated Showers

I'm back after taking some time off for Thanksgiving.  It was nice to see my family and I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving too!

Short Term Forecast:  We have a warm and muggy start to this Tuesday with mostly cloudy skies, a few showers and some patchy fog.  The rain will be spotty for the morning hours and the fog will dissipate around the 9 AM hour.  Temperatures are in the 60s.

We will stay warm and humid today as an area of high pressure, located east of Louisiana, sends southwest to south winds over the state.  These winds will pump in the Gulf Moisture and that will give us a mix of sun and clouds this afternoon.  We will also continue to see isolated showers.  High temperatures will be in the upper 70s.

The clouds and spotty showers will stay over us overnight along with patchy fog.  It will be warm and muggy with lows in the mid 60s.

Week Ahead:  More of the same weather is on tap for Wednesday and Thursday.  We will have partly to mostly cloudy skies with spotty to isolated showers each day.  It will be warm and humid with high temperatures in the upper 70s and lows in the mid 60s.

A strong cold front will move into Louisiana on Friday and will push through Baton Rouge by Friday Night.  We will have scattered showers and storms ahead and along this cold front.  Some of the storms could be strong with gusty winds and have heavy rain.  High temperatures will be in the lower 70s.  Friday Night will have more rain and storms as the cold front pushes through town.  It will turn MUCH COLDER with lows in the lower 40s.

Weekend Outlook:  The cold front is forecast to stall along the Louisiana Coast all weekend.  This will keep it cool, but it will also keep rain in the forecast as the winds will push the rain over the city Saturday and Sunday.  Therefore, we will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers each day.  Highs will be in the lower 50s on Saturday and upper 50s on Sunday.  Lows will be in the mid 40s on Saturday Night and lower 40s on Sunday Night.

Take your umbrella with you and have a nice day! -Dave


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