Once again, a cold front will approach the area and threaten with some strong thunderstorms. Hopefully, the jacket is still nearby for the temperatures that will follow.
Today and Tonight: Mostly cloudy skies and scattered showers can be expected on Friday, though the afternoon does not look like a washout by any means. The best chance for a shower or thunderstorm will come mainly north of I-10 during the middle of the day. With southeast winds of 5-10mph, temperatures will climb into the mid 70s.
Activity will ramp up overnight as a cold front and associated squall line approach the Baton Rouge area. The estimated timeline brings action into the northern part of the forecast area around 11pm, Baton Rouge around 2am and the Louisiana coast around 4am. As has been the case with the last few systems, this one could produce a few storms with gusty wind and hail. Temperatures will fall into the mid 60s as the front passes.
Some of the storms could produce gusty wind or hail (even an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out). Secure any loose objects and make sure outside pets have a safe place in case. #LaWX #MsWX pic.twitter.com/OcZv0l77Vk— Josh Eachus (@DrJoshWX) April 6, 2018
Secure any loose, outdoor items before going to bed and make sure outdoor pets have a safe place to go. Also, make sure you have a way to receive alerts overnight, especially when you are asleep. You can freely activate and customize the WBRZ WX App. on Apple and Android devices. In addition, follow WBRZ Weather on Facebook and Twitter for even more weather updates.
Have a jacket ready for the weekend. After the storms exit, thermometers will fall into the 50s Saturday afternoon down to the low 40s by Sunday morning! #LaWX #MsWX | FULL FORECAST: https://t.co/jHAYzxZwgV pic.twitter.com/TpHjSYAGZX— Josh Eachus (@DrJoshWX) April 6, 2018
Up Next: Clouds and showers may linger into Saturday as winds shift northerly. Without sun, thermometers may be steady or even fall into the afternoon hours. Thermometers should not rise beyond the mid 60s and could dip as low as the upper 50s. A spring chill is in store for Sunday morning with lows in the mid 40s. There will be a relative lull in precipitation chances before the next front comes by early next week.