|Peak wind gusts through 4 p.m. Thursday.|
Rain chances will increase sharply during the overnight hours as a cool front approaches from the north. Showers and t-storms are likely by the time we hit the morning commute on Friday. Fortunately, severe weather doesn’t appear to be much of a threat, nor does heavy rain. Yes, we could see some locally heavy downpours, but flooding-type rains aren’t really expected. Most of us will likely see under an inch of rain on Friday, but any storms could produce locally higher amounts.
|Titan9 RPM model projection of rain totals through Saturday morning. The blue shades indicate under an inch of rainfall, while green shading indicates 1" to 2".|
If you’ve been paying attention to our forecasts this week, you may remember that we’ve discussed the potential for Friday’s front to stall nearby. It now looks like the front will slip well to our south, with a couple of notable consequences: a somewhat cooler start on Saturday morning, but also much lower rain chances than initially expected on Saturday.
While we could still have a few isolated showers in the area on Saturday morning, the Komen Race for the Cure will likely avoid any major weather problems. You may actually want some long sleeves early on Saturday with temps expected to be in the lower 50°s.
We also remind you the Saturday is Household Hazardous Materials Day for East Baton Rouge Parish residents.
Good rain chances return to the forecast from late Sunday into Monday as our next system approaches from the west. Again, widespread severe weather is not expected at this point, but there are some indications we could at least see a strong storm or two. We’ll take a look at that again tomorrow.