FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Limit outdoor activities due to Saharan Dust

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Fri., June 26 - Saharan Dust causes air quality alert

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A few areas of light rain showing up this morning on First Alert Doppler radar but wet weather will not be an issue today.

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Alert for particulates related to the Saharan Dust. Please limit outdoor activities.

First Alert Forecast
First Alert Forecast (Source: WAFB)

Otherwise, we’re looking at a cloudy, hazy June day with spotty to isolated showers and a high in the upper 80°s.

Overnight, cloudy and muggy with a low in the mid 70°s.

Tomorrow and again Sunday, it’s a return to scattered showers and storms (LOW-END RISK for severe weather Saturday) – basically, a 50% to 60% coverage both days – highs in the upper 80°s.

With some folks beginning to travel (ahead of next weekend's Fourth of July holiday) here's a heads up! Tomorrow 7:00...

Posted by Diane Deaton WAFB on Friday, June 26, 2020

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