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A Slow Warming Trend Begins Today

...Hard Freeze Warning Until 9 AM Today...

Another Bitter Cold Start:  You will need to bundle up once again on this Wednesday Morning across South Louisiana.  We have mostly clear to partly cloudy skies with temperatures in the lower 20s.  Areas of South Mississippi will be down into the upper teens!!

The area of high pressure that was sitting over us yesterday will be moving east of Louisiana today.  This will take away the bitter cold Arctic Air, and we will start to slowly warm up.  We will have mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies this afternoon with high temperatures around 50.

It will not be as bitter cold tonight, but it will still be pretty chilly.  We will have partly to mostly cloudy skies with low temperatures in the mid 30s.  Most of you will stay above freezing around the Metro Baton Rouge area, but parts of the Upper Florida Parishes and South Mississippi will be close to 32° tonight.

Warming Trend Continues This Week:  As the area of high pressure moves more to the east of Louisiana, southerly winds, or return flow, will continue for the rest of the week.  These winds will bring in warmer and even more humid air from the Gulf of Mexico.  As this happens, we will have more clouds around on Thursday giving us partly to mostly cloudy skies.  It will become much warmer with high temperatures in the lower 60s.  Thursday Night will be well above freezing for everyone with lows in the mid 40s under mostly cloudy skies.

Another cold front will move toward the state on Friday.  Ahead of it we will be mostly cloudy, warm and humid for much of the day.  Scattered showers and some thunderstorms are expected to move into Baton Rouge during late-afternoon into the evening and overnight hours.  Some of these storms could be strong with heavy rain and gusty winds.  Highs will be in the mid to upper 60s.

The cold front will move closer to the city on Friday Night and it will set off even more widespread showers and thunderstorms.  A few storms could be strong with heavy rain and gusty winds.  Lows will be in the upper 50s.

Weekend Outlook:  The weekend will start out pretty soggy as the cold front moves through Baton Rouge.  The front is forecast to slow-down and stall along the coast.  We will have numerous showers and storms on Saturday Morning, but they will taper off during the afternoon hours.  Some heavy rain is likely and we could pick up around 2 inches or so of rain between Friday and Saturday.  It will still be warm and humid with highs around 70.  Saturday Night will be mostly cloudy with a few lingering showers and lows in the lower 50s.

A trough of low pressure will push east of Louisiana on Sunday and it will take the cold front with it.  This will clear out the rain and give us partly cloudy skies by Sunday Afternoon.  We will not cool down much behind this front with highs in the mid 60s.  Sunday Night will have a few clouds and it will turn a little colder with lows in the mid 40s.

Be sure to really bundle up this morning and have a great day! -Dave


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