Heat and air quality concerns to start the work week
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A Heat Advisory and an Ozone Action Day are in place for Monday.
The Heat Advisory is in effect for feels like temperatures forecast to range between 104-108° during the heat of the day.
The Ozone Action Day is a result of increasing Saharan Dust and mainly dry weather conditions. Particulates in the air will reach code orange (unhealthy for sensitive groups). This means everyone should take heat-related precautions, and those with breathing sensitivities should limit the time they spend outside Monday.
High pressure will remain the dominant weather feature keeping the forecast hot, humid, and mainly dry. While rain chances aren’t listed Monday through Wednesday, a stray sprinkle is not totally out of the question. A slightly better rain chance (30%) will exist as we close out the week Thu. - Sat. The slight rain chance won’t do anything to quell the heat. Highs will remain in the mid 90°s heading into the Father’s Day weekend.
A few showers will be possible for Saturday and Sunday. Most will remain dry and very hot. Highs will be in the mid to upper 90°s this weekend. Summer officially begins the following Tuesday. It will certainly be feeling like summer by then.
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