Wow...despite the clouds, I've certainly enjoyed the warm-up over the last 24-36 hours! After temps in the 20°s Friday & Saturday mornings, and a light freeze Sunday morning, today's low of 50° in Baton Rouge was much easier to stomach. And even with generally cloudy skies today, we've seen temps climb into the low to mid 70°s thanks to a steady southerly flow.
While you may want to keep the rain gear handy on Tuesday, your morning commute should be fairly quiet. Here's a look at what our Titan9 model shows for 7 a.m. on Tuesday:
Patchy fog and a few sprinkles are possible, but the more significant weather will still be well to our north in the morning along a cool front.
Now here's a look at what our Titan9 model shows for 7 p.m. on Tuesday:
We're essentially in agreement with our Titan9 model, looking for little rain in the morning, but rain chances to steadily increase into the afternoon and evening. While the threat of severe weather looks minimal, we can't totally rule it out, particularly if we're able to get any sunshine breaking through the clouds. The Storm Prediction Center is at least giving a small probability (5%) of severe weather in the area:
Any wet weather should come to an end late Tuesday night, with clearing skies and cooler temps expected for Wednesday. It looks as though a quick-moving system could deliver isolated-to-scattered showers once again from late Friday into Saturday.
Don't forget to check out our Interactive Radar on Tuesday to keep up with the rains. You can also download our free weather app for iPhone, Android, or Blackberry in each respective market.