Stays hot and mainly dry right into Memorial Day

Chief Meteorologist Jay Grymes gives the 10 p.m. weather for Wednesday, May 24.
Published: May. 24, 2023 at 4:19 AM CDT|Updated: May. 24, 2023 at 4:46 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A stray shower or two will be possible today, but the vast majority will stay dry. Get ready to start using the yard sprinklers if you haven’t already. We don’t see rain chances over 20% through Memorial Day. That means the bigger weather story will be the heat.

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Jeff Morrow and the WAFB First Alert weather team provide an update on What We're Tracking Next on Wednesday, May 24.

Good news is that humidity levels will remain tolerable as wind flow will remain from the north into the weekend. Afternoon highs will climb into the upper 80°s to low 90°s daily, but heat index (feels like temperature) values will only be a couple of degrees warmer than the air temperature. You should still dress comfortably, stay hydrated, and use sunscreen if you have extended outdoor plans right on through the holiday weekend.

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A more typical summer-time weather pattern will take place as we end May and move into June. Humidity levels will start to increase over the holiday weekend. Expect hot and humid conditions with pop-up afternoon t-showers for most of next week.

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