FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Temps and tropics heating up

FIRST ALERT NOON FORECAST: Thursday, Sept. 12

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - As we head into late Thursday morning, we’re enjoying lots of sunshine, with temperatures already pushing into the mid/upper 80°s. Feels-like temps are in the mid 90°s.

Once again this afternoon, be careful in the heat. We’ll top out at 95° with heat index temperatures in the range of 103°.

As far as rainfall is concerned, a few spotty showers could develop, but we’re still looking at only 10% coverage.

Overnight, expect fair skies and a mild low of 73°.

Tomorrow, the same basic forecast – mostly sunny, hot and mainly dry – a high Friday of 95°.

The National Hurricane Center is now giving Invest 95-L a 70% to 80% chance for further formation within the next 2 to 5 days. An Air Force Reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to investigate the system this afternoon if deemed necessary. Nonetheless, it looks highly probable that a tropical depression will form – potentially a tropical storm and this one will be named Humberto.

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