The weather will be a little cool on Thanksgiving day in Baton Rouge, with rain forecast for later that night — but “it could be worse,” a National Weather Service meteorologist said Tuesday.
The highs for Thursday will be in the upper 50s, with the lows, before midnight, in the low-to-mid 40s, said Lauren Nash, meteorologist with the weather service office in Slidell.
Rain is expected to move in late Thursday night, but that might fall “right when all the shoppers could be lining up in front of stores for Black Friday,” Nash said.
Black Friday itself will be a little warmer, with highs in the low 60s.
“It might be a little cloudy, but the rain mostly will be overnight Friday, Nash said.
The lows on Friday will also be in the mid-to-low 40s.
The cooler temperatures and nighttime rain this week are thanks to a weak cold front that moved through Monday night, Nash said.
Another cold front is expected on Sunday, she said.