Friday, October 25, 2013

Chilly Start Saturday!

Morning temps ranging from the upper 40°s to lower 50°s around the WAFB viewing area were pretty similar to what we’ve seen much of the week, but afternoon highs that struggled to reach 70° were a good bit cooler compliments of a front that moved through overnight. In fact, today’s high of 70° at Metro Airport in Baton Rouge was the coolest since May 5th, when we only reached 65° for a high!

Pleasant but cool weather will continue into this evening, spelling good news for the final Live After Five of the fall series and high school football games. If you plan on attending those events or anything else this evening, make sure you bring a jacket with you! Temps will fall rather quickly into and through the 50°s once the sun goes down just before 6:30.

Much like Friday’s high temperature, Saturday morning’s low will likely be our coolest since early May. Temperatures should bottom out in the lower 40°s around metro Baton Rouge, meaning some areas near the state line into SW Mississippi could reach the upper 30°s!

After our cool start on Saturday, temps should rebound nicely under mainly sunny skies. Highs will reach the mid 70°s, making it just about a perfect day for tailgating at Southern, LSU and Southeastern – all of whom are celebrating homecoming. If you plan on going to one of the games, make sure you pack a sweater or jacket as temperatures will again drop pretty quickly after sunset.

Warmer weather will return as we head into next week compliments of our winds becoming more southerly. Look for morning lows to climb into the 60°s and highs to reach the low to mid 80°s through much of the week.

It looks as though our next significant chance of rainfall will arrive during the mid to latter portion of the week in association with a cold front. The timing is still a bit uncertain, with one of our more reliable models pegging best rain chances Wednesday into Thursday (Halloween), while another suggests Thursday into Friday. We’ll fine tune the forecast as the event gets closer.

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