Heat remains key this week

Jay Grymes gives the 10 p.m. weather forecast on Monday, June 20.
Published: Jun. 20, 2022 at 6:09 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 20, 2022 at 7:35 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Heat remains the key weather story this week although spotty-to-isolated showers will be possible each of the next three days.

Heat forecast through Wednesday, June 22.
Heat forecast through Wednesday, June 22.(WAFB)

Isolated afternoon t-showers are expected for Tuesday with spotty showers possible for Wednesday and Thursday. But it’s mid to upper 90°s for the next three days with 100° on the Baton Rouge forecast board by week’s end.

Futurecast for Tuesday, June 21.
Futurecast for Tuesday, June 21.(WAFB)

We enjoyed a welcomed break from the humidity today but that doesn’t last as low-level Gulf moisture will rebound over the next couple of days. Expect dry but muggy morning starts in the mid to upper 70°s for the rest of this week and into the weekend.

Highs are expected to be in the mid to upper 90°s for Tuesday and Wednesday, then up to near or at 100° for Thursday, Friday, and the weekend.

The First Alert forecast Includes a 20% to 30% rain chance for Tuesday but then backs those percentages down to about 10% for Wednesday and Thursday.

Tropical outlook for next five days.
Tropical outlook for next five days.(WAFB)

Given the combination of high heat and Gulf humidity, the Storm Team can’t rule out a spotty shower or two for Friday and Saturday but the vast majority of the WAFB area will remain dry for those two days.

WAFB's Jeff Morrow provides an update on the ongoing heat and what to expect.

Nudge rain chances to 20% on a very hot Sunday. The outlook into next week currently suggests slightly-lower afternoon temperatures, running in the mid 90°s, along with better rain chances each afternoon.

10 day forecast as of Monday, June 20.
10 day forecast as of Monday, June 20.(WAFB)

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