First Alert Storm Team Weather Forecast

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Meteorologist Rachael Penton's Nightside Forecast
Published: Sep. 7, 2020 at 7:58 AM CDT|Updated: 2 hours ago
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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - SYNOPSIS: Surface high pressure remains overhead today, allowing for clear and cool conditions areawide. We’ll see one more frosty night, with temperature at or just above the freezing mark. As winds shift to the south we’ll see moisture increase on Wednesday, allowing temperatures to warm into the mid-upper 60s. On Thursday, an upper level trough and surface cold front head our way. We’ll see widespread rain, heavy at times, with the potential for a strong to severe storm. Many of us can expect to see 1-3″ of rainfall Thursday, with locally higher amounts possible. A cold front moves through on Friday, but doesn’t bring cooler temperatures. Instead, we’ll see a break in rain on Friday afternoon before clouds and scattered showers arrive for the weekend. The weekend rain looks very hit-or-miss, with some areas staying dry. A second cold front pushes through on Monday, allowing cooler, drier air to return.

TONIGHT... Mostly clear. Patchy frost possible. Lows 32-36. Winds SE 2-6 mph.

WEDNESDAY... Widespread frost in the morning. Then, mostly sunny skies becoming partly cloudy. Highs 63-66. Winds SE 5-10 mph.

THURSDAY... Cloudy with showers and storms (100%) likely. A few storms may be strong to severe. High temperatures in the mid-upper 60s. Winds SE 10-20 mph, gusts 30-35 mph.

FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with isolated rain possible (20%). Highs in the low 70s. Winds NW 5-10 mph.

SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms possible (40%). Highs in the upper 60s. Winds NE 5-10 mph.

SUNDAY... Mostly cloudy with a few showers possible (30%). Highs in the upper 60s. Winds NW 5-10 mph.

MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated rain possible (20%). Highs in the low-mid 60s. Winds NW 5-10 mph.

TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs in the low 60s.

-Chief Meteorologist Rachael Penton

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