Strong storms could roll into Baton Rouge on Saturday as a low pressure system is set to move through the state, affecting south Louisiana from Lafayette to New Orleans.
Just how strong the storms will be is still unclear as meteorologists continue to monitor the system at the National Weather Service.
“There’s a potential for strong to serious storms Saturday to Saturday night,” said Andrew Ansorge, meteorologist with the National Weather Service. “As we get closer, we’ll get a better idea.”
Strong to severe storms are expected to start moving into the area Saturday afternoon and continue into Sunday.
While south Louisiana is very dry, more moisture likely will start arriving by Friday just as a low pressure system starts moving across Texas. Computer models are getting closer to agreeing on what that will mean for Louisiana, Ansorge said, and forecasters will know more later this week.
Currently for Baton Rouge and New Orleans, there’s a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms on Saturday, with a greater chance, about 80 percent, there will be thunderstorms Saturday night and into the early morning hours before dawn on Sunday.
Rain chances will go down Sunday and temperatures should be mild until cold air sweeps into south Louisiana again on Monday.
In Lafayette, the chance of rain starts a little earlier — on Thursday night — but by Saturday, there is a 70 percent chance of thunderstorms as well.
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