FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Heat Advisory issued for Baton Rouge

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Fri. June 21 - Heat advisory issued until 7 p.m.

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A Heat Advisory remains in place across the entire WAFB viewing area until 7 PM tonight.

Detailed 10 day forecast.
Detailed 10 day forecast.

Tomorrow’s forecast is borderline as to whether another Heat Advisory could get issued by the National Weather Service. Forecast heat index values need to be 108° or greater. Right now we have the max heat index value at 107° for Saturday afternoon. Even without a Heat Advisory it will be very important to stay safe in the heat. If you plan to be outdoors for an extended period today or this weekend: stay hydrated, take breaks in the shade or A/C, wear sunscreen, check on the elderly without reliable cooling, and check the backseat before you lock. Rain chances today and tomorrow will be few and far between at 10%. Sunday will see better rain chances at 40% as the ridge of high pressure weakens. Highs stay in the low to mid 90°s now through next Friday.

Beat the heat.
Beat the heat.

More clouds and a few daily showers should help keep next work week’s feels like temps around 100-104°. A trough is forecast to move into the area by the following weekend setting up for additional shower chances and slightly cooler temperatures.

Heat concerns.
Heat concerns.

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