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Sunny, mild Friday with abundance of sunshine expected through Memorial Day weekend

Published: May. 26, 2022 at 11:36 AM CDT|Updated: May. 26, 2022 at 10:28 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - After several days of rain, the local weather pattern will be remaining dry right on through the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Jeff Morrow and the WAFB weather team talk about what type of weather you can expect for Memorial Day weekend.
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Thursday, May 26
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Thursday, May 26(WAFB)

Mainly sunny skies are expected for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Morning starts for Baton Rouge will be in the low to mid 60°s for those three days with some communities north and east of the Red Stick possibly seeing sunrise temperatures in the upper 50°s for one or two mornings.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Thursday, May 26
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Thursday, May 26(WAFB)

Afternoon highs will manage to make it into the upper 80°s to near 90° but that warmth will be accompanied by low humidity, so the afternoons won’t be all that bad. The First Alert forecast is dry through Sunday with spotty showers, at most, for Memorial Day Monday.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Thursday, May 26
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Thursday, May 26(WAFB)

The Storm Team brings low-end rain chances back into the forecast for Tuesday through Friday of next week, running at 20% to 30% each afternoon and early evening. Highs through next week will run around 90° or so with morning lows in the upper 60°s to low 70°s. The extended outlook for the following weekend (June 4-5) looks mostly dry with highs again around 90°.

Hurricane season officially begins Wednesday, June 1. Be sure to check out the 5th Season hurricane special that day at 6:30 p.m. on WAFB and our streaming service WAFB+.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Thursday, May 26
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Thursday, May 26(WAFB)

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