Hit and miss showers along with a few t-storms were the main weather story for many WAFB neighborhoods Monday. Look for that activity to subside as we head into the evening. Tuesday’s daybreak will open with temperatures in the mid 70s, with a few showers possible to begin the day.
The best chances for a morning shower will be in the coastal parishes; most of the metro Baton Rouge should be dry for the morning commute and bus ride. Tuesday afternoon temperatures will return to the low 90s for most of the WAFB area and that daytime heating, along with our humid air mass, will be sufficient to spark scattered rains during the afternoon. We do not anticipate any severe storms for Tuesday and what rains do develop aren’t likely to last long or be especially productive.
Most WAFB neighborhoods can expect less than a half an inch of rain for the day. Our forecast for Wednesday calls for mostly sunny skies, followed by a partly cloudy Thursday, both days being mainly dry. Although high temperatures will reach the low 90s on both days, the air will be a little drier (less humid), making for a pair of rather tolerable August afternoons.
Heading towards the weekend, the First Alert Forecast currently calls for isolated showers (20 percent) on Friday with isolated to scattered rains (20 to 30 percent) for Saturday and Sunday. Highs for all three days will be in the low 90s, with morning starts climbing back into the low to mid 70s.
In the tropics, the national Hurricane Center is posting the "all clear" for the Atlantic Basin through the work week.