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Staying hot, dry through midweek

Jay Grymes gives the 10 p.m. weather forecast on Monday, May 9, 2022.
Published: May. 9, 2022 at 6:01 AM CDT|Updated: May. 9, 2022 at 3:30 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Mother’s Day was the first 90° afternoon for Baton Rouge but the forecast for this week calls for highs of 90° or more to continue through Friday.

Jeff Morrow and the WAFB weather team provide an update on what they're tracking next and to be aware of the increase in hot weather.
Heat remains the primary concern over the next few days.
Heat remains the primary concern over the next few days.(WAFB)

Be ready for patches of fog for both Tuesday and Wednesday mornings but both days will be marked by abundant sunshine and the almost-summer-like heat. It stays dry for Wednesday with just isolated showers in the Thursday afternoon forecast.

Jeff Morrow explains what Heat Advisories mean and why they should be taken seriously.

The Storm Team is calling for scattered showers and storms to return to the area for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Although the outlook for the upcoming weekend keeps afternoon temperatures below 90°, upper 80°s for both Saturday and Sunday will still be above-the-norm for mid-May.

Grass cutting forecast through Friday, May 13.
Grass cutting forecast through Friday, May 13.(WAFB)

Rain totals over the 3-day spell are likely to run between 0.2″ and 1.0″ across the WAFB region.

Seven day WPC rainfall forecast.
Seven day WPC rainfall forecast.(WAFB)

At this point, it looks like high-pressure regains control of our weather for next week with a dry forecast and return of highs in the 90°s for May 16-20.

10 day forecast as of Monday, May 9.
10 day forecast as of Monday, May 9.(WAFB)

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