Kicking off first day of hurricane season with potential for a little action in tropics?
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Keeping scattered afternoon t-showers in the forecast for Thursday and Friday, then turning drier and a little hotter for the weekend.
Dry overnight and into Thursday morning with a patch or two of light fog at daybreak and sunrise temperatures around 70° for the Red Stick. We stay mainly dry through the morning with a 30% chance of afternoon t-showers for your backyard. Severe weather is not a concern. Highs on Thursday will be in the low 90°s with heat index values peaking in the mid 90°s for most neighborhoods. Expect a near-repeat for Friday.
It gets drier for the weekend with rain chances at 10% or less for Saturday, Sunday, and into the early part of next week. Those drier days will come with a modest uptick in daytime temperatures: some WAFB neighborhoods could be dealing with mid 90°s by early next week.
In the tropics, we continue to watch a broad area of low pressure in the southern Gulf. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has upped tropical development chances for this area to 80% over the next five days. Fortunately for Louisiana, the system will be no threat for us but the Florida peninsula looks to be in the crosshairs. Currently identified as Invest 91L, the NHC expects 91L to become T.D. #1 and possibly earning the upgrade to T.S. Alex. The NHC is also watching a non-tropical low to the northeast of the Bahamas, but even if it were to develop, it appears to be headed eastward over the open Atlantic.
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