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FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Early morning rains bring cool temps

First Alert Weather (Source: WAFB) First Alert Weather (Source: WAFB)
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Thursday morning’s rains were out of the way before sunrise for many WAFB communities, clouds were clearing by mid-morning, and it left the WAFB area with a gorgeous Thursday. Skies will remain mainly clear through the evening, becoming partly to mostly cloudy for the morning start on Friday.

Friday sunrise temperatures will be in the low 50s for the Red Stick. Plan for a sun/cloud mix through the morning, with skies be coming mostly cloudy by midday. Highs on Friday will reach the mid 70s for the Baton Rouge metro area and we will include a 20 percent chance of rain for the afternoon as well. Friday afternoon’s opportunity for rain potential comes courtesy of a dissipating cold front that will swing through the region during the afternoon. 

Our model guidance regarding rain on Friday afternoon is split. Some models suggest little or no rain while others include the possibility of one or two afternoon thunderstorms. While we can’t rule out a shower or two, strong storms do not see to be a real threat, even though the NWS notes the potential for pockets of small hail if any thunderstorms do develop sufficiently. Whatever does develop on Friday afternoon will dissipate quickly into the evening with skies clearing once again.

And that sets us up for a beautiful April weekend! You can expect clear, comfortably cool mornings with sunrise temperatures in the mid 50s for the Capital City with highs in the low 80s under mostly sunny skies for both Saturday and Sunday. The First Alert Forecast into next week calls for a dry Monday, isolated afternoon showers on Tuesday, and scattered “hit or miss” afternoon rains for Wednesday and Thursday.

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