Skip to main content

Get Ready For An ARCTIC BLAST To Arrive By Monday

...Hard Freeze Watch Sunday Night Through Monday Morning...

Short Term Forecast:  We had a pretty pleasant Sunday with sunny skies and mild temperatures in the 60s.  It will not be as chilly tonight with partly to mostly cloudy skies.  Low temperatures will be in the upper 40s.

You can expect plenty of clouds on Sunday as a strong Arctic Cold Front moves into Baton Rouge.  Scattered showers will move into town during the afternoon with the cold front.  High temperatures will be in the mid 60s ahead of the front.  As soon as the front passes through town, it will become windy and the temperatures will fall quickly from the 60s into the 40s!  Winds will be out of the southwest to northwest at 15 to 25 mph with higher gusts.

The rain will end Sunday Night and it will become VERY COLD with low temperatures in the mid 20s under mostly clear skies.

Early Next Week Cold Blast:  The coldest air will arrive on Monday in the wake of the cold front as a trough of low pressure swings across Louisiana.  Additionally, an area of high pressure will move south from Canada all the way to the Deep South behind the trough.  This will bring some of the coldest air we have seen in years!!!  Expect sunny skies on Monday with our high temperatures struggling to reach the upper 30s.

The BITTER COLD AIR arrives on Monday Night.  We will have clear skies, good radiational cooling of the Earth and calm winds as the cold air sinks over us.  Low temperatures will be in the upper teens!!  Make sure you have a warm place to be in on Monday Night.  Also have a warm place for your outdoor pets - bring them inside!  Wrap any exposed pipes too!  Some of you north of Baton Rouge may not get above freezing on Monday and that would be cold enough to burst pipes.

The Arctic Blast sticks around on Tuesday with sunny skies an a high around 40.  Tuesday Night will be very cold and clear with lows in the lower to mid 20s.

Fortunately, the cold blast does not last long.  The trough moves to the east of Louisiana along with the area of high pressure.  This will take the coldest air away and replace it with some slightly warmer air on Wednesday.  We will have mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies with highs in in the lower 50s.  Wednesday Night will not be as cold, but it will still be chilly with lows in the lower 40s.

Warming Up Mid-Week:  Even warmer air arrives for the rest of the week as southerly winds, or return flow, comes up from the Gulf of Mexico.  At the same time a weak disturbance (upper-level low) will move across the state on Thursday and Friday, and it will tap into the Gulf Moisture.  This will give us partly to mostly cloudy skies with a few showers.  High temperatures will climb back in to the mid 60s and lows will only be in the lower 50s.

Another cold front is forecast to move into Baton Rouge on Friday Night through Saturday.  It is expected to stall along the coast and keep the weekend wet with scattered showers and a few thunderstorms.  It will stay warm with high temperatures in the 60s and lows in the 50s.  Some drier and cooler air arrives on Sunday, but it is not going to be bitter cold with this front.

**Make sure you are prepared for this very cold blast of air on Monday.  Keep it tuned to WBRZ and all of our outlets for the latest information!! -Dave


Joe MEndoza said…
As usual, I allow myself to be pooped I don't many ways to enjoy it, but as human as we are, we don't spend all day watching zoo animals. I get paid tomorrow. So if I wanted to make the best of it, I am guessing alertness would be my best source of heat with proper clothing and packed stuff, since it provides confidence to my Nirvana Kurt Cobain heroin-diluted/sedated brain (influenced by the stories and music). I hope that's on Tuesday's 12 am. I must be confused about this like the payroll. Screw it, because I wanted peppermint oil, unless I get it tomorrow. I need a damn physician's degree for making my own necessary recipes for w/e, but I want to study for computers. Then again, no one really ever said anything about my wanting to read and learn regardless of what job I have, fixing computers as easiest bet. I just want to be motivated. As difficult as this reads, my thought process for wanting make the best of it is also in difficulty.

If I had everything, it would be a triad of my favorite music on the mp3 player with no batteries and maybe some super-charged specialty chocolate coconut milk mixed with cayenne pepper for blodo flow, and peppermint for extra alertness. I LOVE that smell of X-mas trees though. Why isn't that ever edible...?

As of course, the stretching, omega 3, warming activities, B12, B6... general frekaing vitamins; what's ever the best balance for my system for one night? Doctors/physicians DON'T give advice like thaT! Just screw it until the day comes. That feels better.

Popular posts from this blog

The Unseasonably Cool Weather Continues

Short Term Forecast:  It is a very cold morning across the Capital City with clear skies and temperatures in the 30s.  A light freeze is expected!  I hope that you brought in your plants last night.  Take that jacket with you this morning.

An area of high pressure remains over the Southeast U.S. today.  This will keep us sunny and with the northwest winds over us, we will stay cool.  High temperatures will be in the upper 50s.

Another freeze is expected tonight for the Baton Rouge area.  We will be clear with calm winds and very good radiational cooling.  Low temperatures will fall into the upper 20s to lower 30s.  The NWS has issued a Freeze Warning for areas along and north of the I-10/12 corridor from 2 AM to 8 AM Wednesday Morning.  The freeze could last 2 to 6+ hours and that would be long enough to kill any vegetation.  Make sure you bring in your plants or at least cover them tonight!  Bundle up!

Week Ahead:  The area of high pressure will stay put through Wednesday. …

Major Snowstorm Headed To Northeast US Tomorrow

For all of my friends and family that live in the Northeast is my latest analysis of the winter storm heading your way on Friday into Saturday:

The same area of low pressure that brought the heavy rain and thunderstorms to Louisiana last night and this morning will be moving up the East Coast on Friday.  It will get much stronger and become a  Nor' Easter that will impact all the major cities from Philly to NYC to Boston as well as inland areas.

Delmarva to NJ Coastal Areas:  Winter Storm Warning in effect from Friday AM until Saturday AM!  It looks like it will start out as a brief period of snow along the coast in the morning then change into a windy rain during the day.  Then go to a heavy snow late Friday into Saturday Morning.  Snow accumulations of 4-8" are possible.  Some minor ice accumulations are possible too. Winds will be sustained around 30+ mph and coastal erosion will be possible too.

NE PA: Winter Storm Warning from 10 am Friday until 7 am Saturday! …

Deadliest and Strongest Tornadoes In Louisiana History

If you are wondering what is the deadliest tornado ever to hit in the Baton Rouge was back on April 24, 1908 in Amite, LA to Purvis, MS.  (Grazulis, Thomas P. (1993). Significant Tornadoes 1680-1991: A Chronology and Analysis of Events. Environmental Films)  143 people lost their lives.  This was part of the 1908 Dixie Tornado Outbreak.  The storm started around 11:45 AM near Weiss, LA in Livingston Parish and tracked toward St. Helena Parish.  2 people were killed in Denham Springs and 2 in Montpelier.   Then it tracked toward Amite, LA where a path of damage was around 2 miles wide.  29 people were killed there.  It then traveled on the ground to Purvis, MS where the greatest damage was and most of the lives were lost.  The damage path was around 155 miles long.  

The F-Scale and  EF-Scale didn't exist then, so it was not given a rating at the time.  However, using recent technology and assessments, the storm would have been given an F-4 or EF-4 rating.  
This tornado wa…