FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Expect feel-like temperatures well above 100° this weekend


BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - You don’t have to be a weather forecaster to know it is hot. The heat combined with the humidity will be the weather story for the weekend.

Highs Saturday, Sunday, and Monday will climb to 97° with a max feels like temperature ranging between 105-107°.

That is just under the criteria (108°) for a Heat Advisory to be issued. We could certainly see a Heat Advisory for Sunday and Monday as the forecast stands right now.

Stay hydrated, take frequent breaks inside A/C, look in the back seat before you lock, and check on the elderly and small children if you plan to be outside for an extended period of time.

We won’t see much relief as we move through the work week, but an increase in moisture should help produce more clouds and a few more showers.

This trend will allow temperatures to drop a couple of degrees, but expect feels like temperatures to still be in the triple digits each afternoon.

By the end of next week we’ll be keeping an eye on the Eastern Gulf of Mexico. The European model continues to indicate a possible low pressure system moving west across the Gulf Coast.

It is important to point out that the American model and Canadian models show no low pressure development in the Eastern Gulf for late next week.

For now it is too long away to have any accuracy related to: 1) where it is headed, 2) how strong it might get, 3) when it might move inland.

But regardless of what develops we could be in for a wet next weekend.

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