BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Summer doesn’t officially begin until Friday, but it’s going to feel like summer up to and through Friday with our 10 day forecast.
Rain activity today will be scattered in nature with about a 30% coverage. It’s a similar forecast Wednesday. Afternoon highs both days will top out in the low 90°s with feels like temperatures coming close to 100°. Thursday might see a slightly better chance for rain. A weakening disturbance could bring a band of rain into the area for the morning drive. We then expect to see sct’d afternoon t-showers. Some indications point to one or two storms possibly becoming strong to severe. High pressure will begin to build as we move into the weekend. This means afternoon temperatures will possibly sneak into the mid 90°s Friday and Saturday. It also means mainly dry weather to start the weekend. The high weakens just a bit Sunday and Monday as an upper level disturbance moves close by.
Rain chances will only jump to 30% meaning we still have to deal with heat and humidity first and foremost. It’s your typical summer weather pattern for the middle of next week. Hot and muggy with a few pop-up showers and t-storms. Heat index values are expected to peak at 103-105° next Tuesday through the end of our 10 day forecast.