Dangerous heat lasts into weekend, then some relief

WAFB's Jeff Morrow provides an update on Friday night's weather forecast and into the weekend.
Published: Jun. 24, 2022 at 4:25 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 24, 2022 at 10:33 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A Heat Advisory will remain across the local area until 7 p.m. Saturday. Highs will once again climb towards 100° with feels like temperatures well into the triple digits.

Take heat-related precautions if you have outdoor plans Saturday. Some slight relief will begin to be felt Sunday as rain chances go from the 20% isolated coverage of the last few days to 40% scattered coverage. This will allow for a few degrees to be shaved off of afternoon highs. We still might have a Heat Advisory for Sunday.

Heat advisory through Saturday, June 25.
Heat advisory through Saturday, June 25.(WAFB)

High pressure will weaken into next week. Rain chances will rise a little more to start the new work week. Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms, mainly during the afternoon, will bring highs from the upper 90°s to the low to mid 90°s for much of next week. Periods of heavy rain will be possible as moisture levels of the atmosphere remain heavily saturated. Some localized nuisance-type flooding can’t be totally ruled out in the coming days.

Upcoming rain chances through Friday, July 1.
Upcoming rain chances through Friday, July 1.(WAFB)

High pressure looks to return by the 4th of July holiday weekend. Temperatures will climb back into the mid-90°s by Saturday of next week. Rain chances will once again be limited, but not completely gone for the outside barbecues.

10 day forecast as of Friday, June 24.
10 day forecast as of Friday, June 24.(WAFB)

An organized tropical wave continues to move across the Eastern Atlantic. The National Hurricane Center currently estimates a medium chance for development over the next five days. This system is still very far away from the Gulf of Mexico. So we have plenty of time to monitor how things play out.

Possible tropical development.
Possible tropical development.(WAFB)

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