Excessive Heat Warning for metro area Friday
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for a portion of the WAFB viewing aera on Friday. Feels like temperatures are forecast to reach 110-113°, which will be very dangerous.
Children, the elderly, and those with health conditions should try and stay inside Friday afternoon. Those that have to be outside for an extended period of time need to follow heat safety tips: stay hydrated, take frequent breaks, look before you lock, and seek medical attention if you begin the signs of heat-related illness.
The forecast high Friday is 100° which would tie a record high for June 24. It would be Baton Rouge’s first 100° temperature since August of 2015. We will come within a few degrees of record highs through the weekend too. It’s possible Excessive Heat Warnings could be in place Saturday and Sunday too. Only a lucky few will see the cooling effects of a passing shower. Rain chances will remain 10-20% to close out the week.
An overall pattern change is coming next week. The ridge of high pressure will weaken allowing for a weak frontal boundary to enter the area. The front will serve as a corridor for mid and upper level disturbances to pass through. This will elevate rain chances into the scattered category beginning Sunday and likely continuing through next week. While we won’t see a significant drop off in temperature, we will enjoy low to mid 90°s instead of upper 90°s and even 100° highs.
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