You’ll certainly have a tough time trying to find something disagreeable with today’s weather and we think the same will be true for Saturday. We’ll begin Saturday under clear skies with sunrise temps in the upper 40°s to near 50° for metro Baton Rouge. By the afternoon, southeast winds will help warm the day a bit more than Friday -- we’re expecting highs in the upper 70°s to around 80° for the ‘Red Stick’ under mostly sunny skies. The afternoon will be occasionally breezy, with winds running from 5 to sometimes 15 mph. Overall, it looks just about perfect for Blues Fest in downtown Baton Rouge.
Saturday will be the weekend “get outdoors!” day ... as Sunday is shaping up to be a wet one.
As we noted yesterday, our Sunday forecast calls for a warm front over the Gulf to move into coastal Louisiana by Sunday morning. The first rains could begin impacting the coastal parishes well before sunrise on Sunday, and it looks like metro BR and areas north of the Capital City should expect scattered showers and a few t-storms during the morning and potentially into the afternoon. For the time being, there does not appear to be a serious “severe weather” concern, but some WAFB communities could see 1” or rain or more under the stronger t-storms.
The weather will be quieter, but not necessarily rain-free for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, with afternoon temps running in the mid 80°s for all three days.
Rain chances take a big jump up on Thursday as our next cold front slides through the region. But that should leave us with another great Friday to end NEXT week!