Hot until weekend rains bring relief

Jeff Morrow gives the 10 p.m. weather forecast on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
Published: May. 18, 2022 at 4:26 AM CDT|Updated: May. 18, 2022 at 6:44 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - High pressure remains in control through the rest of the work/school week keeping the weather hot, humid, and dry.

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

Afternoon temperatures will top out in the low 90°s with feels like temperatures maxing out in the mid to upper 90°s. A surge of tropical moisture is set to arrive by the weekend helping to trigger widespread showers and t-storms.

Available moisture forecast
Available moisture forecast(WAFB)

Rain chances will be delayed in starting Saturday allowing for another hot and humid day. Sct’d to numerous showers and t-storms then develop by mid to late afternoon and carrying into the evening. Off and on showers and t-storms will be in the forecast Sunday as a weak cold front stalls across the area. The front will serve as a trigger for showers and storms to continue to develop for the first part of the new week. Over the weekend, one or two strong storms will be possible, but locally heavy rainfall will be the main concern. 1-2″ of rain look possible Saturday through Monday with localized “bullseyes” of 3-4″ possible. These harder hit localized spots could contend with nuisance type flooding.

5 Day WPC Rainfall Forecast
5 Day WPC Rainfall Forecast(WAFB)

Sct’d showers and t-storms will remain in the forecast for the remainder of next week. Majority of the rain will occur during the heat of the day (late morning into the afternoon). The elevated rain chances should keep daytime highs in the 80°s for a good chunk of next week.

10-day forecast
10-day forecast(WAFB)

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