Dry and hot to start the work week

Jeff Morrow gives the 10 p.m. weather forecast on Sunday, May 8.
Published: May. 8, 2022 at 6:32 AM CDT|Updated: May. 9, 2022 at 5:47 AM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The weather will remain dry and hot as we move into the work/school week. Afternoon high temperatures are forecast to reach the low 90°s each day Monday through Friday. Factor in humidity and it will feel more like the mid 90°s and maybe even some upper 90°s during the heat of the day. Thankfully we don’t see any oppressive humidity days.

Heat and humidity
Heat and humidity(WAFB)

The dry weather will keep air quality concerns in the forecast. Right now, forecast ozone levels stay in the moderate category, but we may see one or two more Ozone Action Days later this week. The biggest help to air quality is rain. The forecast won’t bring rain back until Thursday. So the yards might need a spritz or two in the meantime.

Air quality
Air quality(WAFB)

An upper-level low currently along the East Coast will slowly get separated from the jet stream. The low will start to move back to the west. As the low moves closer it will help break down the ridge of high pressure dominating the local weather pattern. This will open the door for a few sct’d showers and t-storms as we end the week and move into next weekend.

Sprinkler forecast
Sprinkler forecast(WAFB)

A weak cold front will move in by the start of next week. This front won’t do much for temperatures but will lead to a reduction in rain chances and humidity levels for the first part of next week.

10 day forecast
10 day forecast(WAFB)

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