FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Hot, muggy, & mainly dry to start the week

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Hot, muggy, & mainly dry to start the week
(Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The heat and humidity will be the big weather story as we start a new week.

Afternoon highs will reach the low 90°s with feels like temperatures at or above 100° during the peak afternoon heat. Stay hydrated and take breaks in shade or inside A/C if you have extended outdoor plans.

(Source: WAFB)

Rain won’t be much of an issue as rain chances remain slight (20-30%) through Thursday.

Another plume of Saharan dust is expected to impact the local area for the middle of the week Wednesday and Thursday. This plume won’t be as thick/concentrated as the previous plume.

(Source: WAFB)

Still those with breathing sensitivities should monitor local air quality during those days.

A wetter weather pattern is forecast to take shape as we move into the 4th of July weekend. An area of low pressure will drop south and stall across a portion of the SE U.S.

This low will allow for off and on showers and thunderstorms beginning Friday and continuing into the start of next week.

(Source: WAFB)

4th of July Saturday won’t be a wash out, but be sure to keep an eye to the sky or our free First Alert Weather App if you have outdoor plans.

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