Today's forecast will be dominated by high pressure. This will result in lots of clear blue skies today. Thanks to a passed cold front, temperatures this afternoon will remain somewhat cool.
Highs will stay in the low 60°s during the afternoon hours. Expect the temperature to begin falling during the evening after the sun sets. That means you might need a light jacket or sweater if you are heading out to the Mardi Gras parade in Baton Rouge tonight.
The Krewe of Jupitor & Juno rolls through downtown Baton Rouge at 6:30 PM tonight. The first parade of 2014 will have dry weather with clear skies. Expect mid 50°s as the parade begins to roll.
On Sunday we might see a patch or two of fog. I'm really not expecting fog to be much of an issue though. The morning start Sunday will be chilly with lows in the low 40°s. High pressure shifts east of the area allowing for temperatures to turn warmer by afternoon.
Moisture will also begin to return thanks to southerly winds. This will put some cloud cover in the forecast but we stay dry. Highs look to reach the low 70°s.
Sunday is for the dogs here in Baton Rouge. The Mystic Krewe of Mutts (the dog parade) rolls down North Blvd. in downtown Sunday afternoon at 1:30 PM. Events start at 10 AM though so the family fun lasts most of the day. Conditions will be very nice as temperatures will stay in the 60°s and 70°s for the entire event.