WBRZ Weather: Falling Temps Wednesday

From WBRZ News 2 Chief Meteorologist Dr. Josh Eachus:

Another cold front will drag across the area on Wednesday. Behind this system, a short period of dry weather is in store before rain returns by the weekend.

THE FORECAST

Today and Tonight: Another gloomy day is ahead. With a cold front slowly pushing south, a line of rain and thunderstorms will pass across the WBRZ Weather forecast area between 6 – 9am, arriving in the Baton Rouge area around 8am. Initially, rain could fall heavily with some gusty wind also possible. Once the line passes, rain will become lighter, winds will turn northwesterly and temperatures will fall quickly. After a morning high in the low 70s, afternoon thermometers will be in the low 50s. Certainly, take some layers as you will need them leaving work and school later today. Clouds and showers will be a nuisance through the day as well. Overnight, more considerable clearing is expected with lows dipping into the low 40s.

Up Next: Expect a break from rain with some cooler temperatures on Thursday. Unfortunately, it will not take long for unsettled weather to return. Clouds will race back into the region on Friday with showers even possible late. It previously looked like the Krewe of Southdowns would roll dry but even that is not a certainty at this point. Off and on rain is slated for the weekend. While rainfall amounts look manageable, there could be some steadier, heavier pockets of activity. All told, up to 2 inches are the current forecast for the three-day stretch. It is not yet clear as to when another front will push through and clear skies. Should the pattern plug up, rain showers may stick around into the middle of next week.

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