End of summer heat wave

Jeff Morrow gives the 10 p.m. forecast on Sunday, September 18.
Published: Sep. 18, 2022 at 8:27 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 18, 2022 at 11:02 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A strong ridge of high pressure will dominate the local weather pattern this week. Expect heat to be the big weather story. Temperatures will be well above normal as rain chances will be very limited in the coming days. Daytime highs won’t quite reach record highs, but it will be plenty hot (mid to upper 90°s) to take heat related precautions if you work outside this week.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sunday, September 18
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sunday, September 18 (WAFB)

Fall officially arrives Thursday, but you won’t know that based on the forecast. Highs Thursday look to be the hottest we’ve seen since early July! A weak back door cold front will move through Friday helping to slightly limit the end of week heat. Don’t expect a huge change to temperatures or humidity levels with this first front. A second cold front arrives early next week and will bring about a bigger slide in temperature.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sunday, September 18
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sunday, September 18 (WAFB)

We won’t see much rain in the extended forecast. Best to keep the sprinklers nearby for the yards if you want to keep them growing and green. A few isolated showers look to be in the offering for next week.

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sunday, September 18
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sunday, September 18 (WAFB)

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