One more hot/dry day before rainy pattern returns

Jeff Morrow gives the 10 p.m. forecast on Tuesday, August 16.
Published: Aug. 16, 2022 at 4:22 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 16, 2022 at 10:28 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge metro area will see one more hot and muggy day before rain returns to bring relief from the summer heat.

Highs Wednesday will top out in the mid 90°s with “feels like” temperatures well into the triple digits. Take heat-related precautions if you plan to be outside for an extended period of time.

A few showers will be possible late in the day but most stay dry for another consecutive day. The streak of dry weather will come to an end by Thursday, as rain chances return to the likely category.

upcoming rain chances
upcoming rain chances(WAFB)

A trough will continue to build along the East Coast dropping a weak frontal boundary south. The front will stall to our north but will be a helpful trigger for showers and t-storms as upper-air disturbances ride along the stalled front. Expect the stalled front to remain nearby into next week. This will set the stage for another prolonged soggy weather pattern.

A heavy rain threat will exist for Thursday and Friday as the front gets closest and is strongest. Watch for nuisance-type flooding of roads, ditches, bayous, and streams. Very isolated bullseyes of 1-3″ will be possible on both days.

flooding threat
flooding threat(WAFB)

The heavy rain threat should diminish into the weekend and next week. Rain chances will continue to remain 50-60% daily. Keep the umbrella handy.

10 day forecast
10 day forecast(WAFB)

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