Showers and thunderstorms ahead of an incoming front brought morning showers and thunder to Southeast Louisiana, with a 50% chance of showers continuing for the Metro New Orleans area through the evening. Baton Rouge, the host of the NCAA Regional Baseball playoffs, has also seen off-and-on rain this morning.
As the saying goes, the chance of rain in Tiger Stadium? Never! However, across the tracks at Alex Box, you may need the ponchos this afternoon for tailgating and the games.
"I think you'll still have a chance for showers," says WWL-TV Meteorologist Alexandra Cranford. "The front will be moving through Baton Rouge right about 2:00 p.m., so we might actually be OK. But, there will still be a 40 percent chance of showers."
If the ULL-Sam Houston State game does get underway on time, Cranford says the later game featuring LSU at 7 has an even better chance of staying rain-free.
"The evening is looking even better, though we'll still have a 30 percent chance of rain at 7:00 p.m."
LSU and NCAA officials usually wait until just before game time to make any decision about weather-related game delays.