Hot end to work week; rain by weekend

Jeff Morrow gives the 10 p.m. weather forecast on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.
Published: May. 17, 2022 at 5:59 AM CDT|Updated: May. 17, 2022 at 3:39 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Temperatures will stay hot and conditions humid as we close out the work/school week.

Don't let the heat surprise you!
Don't let the heat surprise you!(WAFB)

Temperatures won’t even cool down much overnight as lows stay at or near 70°. Afternoon temperatures Wednesday through Friday will climb into the low 90°s with feels-like temperatures in the mid to upper 90°s. Make sure to take heat-related precautions if you will be outside for an extended period of time.

Euro - Future Rainfall Amounts
Euro - Future Rainfall Amounts(WAFB)

A cold front will approach the area over the weekend. The front will trigger likely rain chances Saturday and Sunday. Neither day will be a total wash-out though. Rain will be most likely mid-afternoon into the evening Saturday with showers and storms into Sunday morning. Rain chances will be isolated/ scattered by Sunday afternoon. One or two strong storms will be possible Saturday PM into Sunday AM. Rain amounts will average 1-2″ over the weekend. If you have outdoor plans this weekend, be sure to have an indoor “plan B” available. The cold front won’t really change much in the way of temperatures as it stalls somewhere across the area.

What we're tracking next
What we're tracking next(WAFB)
Jared Silverman explains the effects of African dust moving into Louisiana by the weekend.

Daytime heat will trigger isolated thundershowers each afternoon as we start the new work week. Another storm system looks to impact the area by the end of the week.

10-Day Forecast
10-Day Forecast(WAFB)

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