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