3/4 – Rob Knight’s “1st Weekend of March” Forecast
This afternoon winds will gradually come around to the southeast by this afternoon. Little in the way of cloud cover is expected today, and high temperatures should reach their potential, primarily in the upper 70s, but with the dry ground, some locations could “overachieve” and reach into the lower 80s. As southerly flow becomes more prevalent later tonight into Saturday, we can expect some lower clouds to develop as the increased moisture gets trapped in the low levels. I can’t totally rule out a shower or two across extreme western portions of the area, mainly west of McComb and Baton Rouge, late Saturday afternoon. Warmer temperatures and increased humidity will become more noticeable tonight with overnight lows a good 10 degrees warmer than this morning. Increased cloud cover on Saturday should stop things from getting too warm, but won’t be surprised to see areas away from direct marine influences reach the lower 80s. A slow moving cold front will approach Sunday with a wet pattern through the upcoming workweek.