Showers, storms exit with mainly hot, dry weekend ahead
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Still tracking a few scattered storms on the local radar this evening, but the good news is that nothing is severe. The rain will be light and brief, starting with a 40% chance early evening, then tapering off to zero before midnight.
Overnight lows will be in the upper 60s under partly to mostly cloudy skies. The weekend will mainly be hot and dry with highs both days in the lower 90s, heat index values in the upper 90s.
Saturday will only have a 10% chance in the afternoon, with a 20% chance on Sunday afternoon. Neither day will feature anything eventful, nor is there a severe threat.
Switching gears to the tropics, we have tropical depression one, soon to become Tropical Storm Alex, the first named storm of the Atlantic season. It is still on track to make a Florida landfall on Saturday as a tropical storm, with no local effects in Louisiana.
As for next week, we’ll have mainly hot and dry weather Monday through Wednesday with a mix of sun and clouds. The next rain chance will be 20% Thursday , 30% Friday, and 40% the following Saturday.
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