Friday, April 11, 2014

Warmer, Mainly Dry for the Weekend

WAFB Storm Team QuickCast:

- breezy, warm & mainly dry on Saturday
- staying warm, isolated showers by Sunday
- showers & t-storms likely on Monday

It’s been another nice spring day around the area, although you probably noticed the somewhat more humid feel to the air. That increased humidity (moisture) allowed for a milder morning start in the 50°s for most, with afternoon highs climbing into the mid to upper 70°s under partly cloudy skies.

A pronounced southerly flow will remain in place through the weekend, meaning we’ll continue to see things getting warmer and more humid. The more humid flow off the Gulf of Mexico will also lead to the potential for a little patchy fog over the next couple of mornings. But will that southerly flow lead to any rainfall?

Breezy, Warm, Mainly Dry on Saturday

A stray shower can’t be completely ruled out on Saturday, but it looks like the vast majority of us should remain dry. That’s great news for Baton Rouge Blues Fest in downtown BTR and day 2 of the Strawberry Fest in Ponchatoula.

By Sunday, we’ll toss isolated showers in the forecast as moisture continues to increase and we begin to see a little ‘lift’ generated by an approaching storm system. Even then, most of us should remain dry and outdoor events should go on without any major hitches.

Showers & T-Storms on Monday

Monday appears to be our busy weather day locally. Showers and t-storms are likely as a cool front moves in from the west. There still appears to be at least some threat for strong storms, but we’ll continue to monitor that possibility over the weekend as it’s still not a sure thing.

Rains will end by early Tuesday as the front slides to our east and opens the door for much cooler air to settle in for a couple of days. Tuesday’s highs will only reach the mid 60°s and Wednesday morning lows could flirt with the upper 30°s in some WAFB neighborhoods.

Extended Outlook

The extended outlook is a bit uncertain for the latter part of next week, but we could see a few showers returning Thursday and/or Friday.

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