The First Alert Forecast calls for a hot and mostly dry weekend ahead. Plan for mid 90s for many WAFB neighborhoods Saturday, followed by low to mid 90s Sunday. Rain chances Saturday are set at 10% or less, with the forecast Sunday calling for 20% or less.
Upper 90s, summertime humidity, and abundant sunshine prompted the National Weather Service (NWS) to issue a Heat Advisory for most of the WAFB region Friday. Expect much the same Saturday and Sunday in terms of temperatures and humidity.
Fair skies and sunshine with lower than average summer humidity typically means low to mid 90s for many WAFB neighborhoods, but the drier, less humid air is much appreciated and that looks to hold into Saturday as well.
Scattered rains were the story Friday, yet the First Alert forecast gets even wetter Saturday and Sunday. Friday afternoon’s Storm Team forecast sets rain chances at 70% or better both Saturday and Sunday, with highs both days in the mid to upper 80s.
Heat has been the lead weather story through the last couple of days, and heat will be the main weather story this weekend. Don’t be surprised if additional Heat Advisories are issued for parts or all of the WAFB over the weekend.
It was back to the mid 90s for many WAFB neighborhoods Tuesday afternoon and the vast majority of neighborhoods stayed dry through the day. The forecast gets progressively wetter over the next couple of days as eyes are on the eastern Gulf of Mexico.
It will be hot, a bit humid, and staying mainly-dry through the Memorial Day weekend. The First Alert Forecast remains essentially unchanged for the “unofficial“ start of summer with morning starts near 70° and afternoon highs in the low to mid 90°s around the Baton Rouge metro area.
With a forecast for additional rises along the Lower Mississippi River during the next two weeks, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is now anticipating the opening of the Morganza Spillway to accommodate the excess water.
Showers and storms will return in full force during the day Saturday, with multiple rounds of rains over the course of the daylight hours. The Storm Team is setting rain chances Saturday at near 100 percent, meaning just about everybody will get wet.