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Scattered Thursday afternoon rains, then getting HOT into the weekend!

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While it will be mainly-dry through the overnight and early morning, partly-to-mostly cloudy skies will limit overnight cooling.  Plan for a daybreak start to Thursday in the upper 70°s for most of us once again.  We can't rule-out a spotty shower or two, especially closer to the coast, but the morning commute should be a dry, albeit very muggy, drive for most WAFB viewers.  Heading into Thursday afternoon, it's one more day of scattered rains for the viewing area.  The First Alert Forecast posts Thursday afternoon rain chances at 30% to 40% across WAFBland.  However, even with clouds and scattered rains, highs on Thursday will reach the low 90°s for most WAFB neighborhoods.  But Thursday will be the end of our recent run of scattered-rain days.  A mid/upper-level ridge of high-pressure currently centered to our west will expand eastward as we head into Friday and the weekend.  That ridge will put a "soft lid" on the atmosphere that will not only inhibit shower across the WAFB area for Friday and the weekend but also slow the afternoon cloud development.  As a result, the First Alert Forecast has rain percentages at just 10% to 20% for the three-day spell. And with less cloud cover, get ready for highs in the mid 90°s area wide with some neighborhoods getting into the upper 90°s for one or more of the afternoons.  In addition, the humidity will make those mid 90°s "feel like" 100° or more in the shade for extended stretches of hours each day.  In fact, Heat Index readings approaching 110° are possible on one or more of the three days! -- Jay Grymes / WAFB First Alert Storm Team

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Currently in Baton Rouge as of

  • 79°(Feels like 83°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SW @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 29.91 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:14:50 am
  • Sunset: 08:07:14 pm
  • Humidity: 94
  • Visibility: 6 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

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