BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A more serious Excessive Heat Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for Sunday.
While afternoon highs in the mid 90°s won’t be too far out of the norm for mid July, feels like temperatures Sunday could reach or exceed 113° in some spots.
This peak heat index value is well into the danger category. To make matters worse is that feels like temperatures of 100° or hotter will be possible for 10 hours tomorrow.
The rain chance will only be 20% Sunday so don’t count on rain. But, any storm that is able to form could tap into quite a bit of atmospheric energy and a low end severe weather threat is in place for the Eastern half of the local area.
Wind and hail are the concerns, but we are likely only talking about one or two potential strong to severe storms tomorrow afternoon.
The trend of hot and mainly dry weather days continues right into the work week. We may not see much relief at all over the next 10 days.
Rain chances will start to increase slightly towards the end of the week and next weekend as the ridge of high pressure slowly losses its grip of the local area.
The tropics are quiet as Fay has dissipated in the NE U.S. today. No other tropical activity is expected over the next few days.
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