FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Fourth of July weekend looks mostly dry, hot

FIRST ALERT 5 P.M. FORECAST: Wednesday, July 3

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Temperatures will remain much cooler than normal today thanks to cloud cover and sct’d showers and t-storms.

Highs today will reach the mid 80°s. Rain today will stay scattered in nature and peak by late afternoon. Temperatures will drop off through the 80°s into the 70°s overnight. We start our Independence Day dry and mostly clear. Temperatures during the early morning will only dip into the low to mid 70°s. It’s a rapid warm up through the day as highs reach the low to mid 90°s. Factor in the humidity and it will feel more like 102-104°. The weather stays mainly dry with just a few specks of rain possibly showing up on First Alert Radar. That means just about everyone will enjoy a rain free BBQ and fireworks. Be sure to stay hydrated and wear short sleeves for your 4th of July plans.

Detailed 10 day forecast.
Detailed 10 day forecast.

It stays mainly dry as we head into the weekend. Highs will climb into the mid 90°s and feels like temperatures Friday and Saturday will range between 103-106°. We move back into a summer like weather pattern for next week. Watch for sct’d showers and t-storms mainly during the afternoon with hot and humid conditions.

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