Today: It will be hot, mostly sunny and mostly dry. An EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING will be in effect from 9am to 7pm in the parishes of East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, West Feliciana, Point Coupee, Iberville, Tangipahoa, St Helena, Livingston, St. John the Baptist, St James, Assumption, and Ascension and in the counties of Wilkinson, Amite and Pike. A HEAT ADVISORY is in effect for the parishes of St Martin, Iberia and St Mary. Stay hydrated, limit time outdoors and check on relatives to make sure they are well. Highs will be near 96 to 100 for many in the area with afternoon heat indices exceeding 113 degrees for some. One or two showers may be possible, but overall, today will be dry. Overnight lows will be in the mid-to-upper 70s.
Saturday: A HEAT ADVISORY and an EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH will be in place for areas tomorrow. Scattered showers and storms in the afternoon may help with the heat but highs should near 95 degrees for Baton Rouge.
Sunday: It will be another day of a typical summertime patter. Showers and storms will be scattered in the afternoon again with highs approaching 93 degrees, with heat indices possibly in the triple-digits again.
Monday-Tuesday: Both of these days will see partly cloudy skies, highs near 90 degrees and numerous to widespread showers and storms. A slow-moving cold front to the north combined with plenty of moisture coming in from the Gulf will lead to a very wet start to your week. The sun may peek out at times but the rain will likely be on and off all day and night. Except some storms to cause heavier downpours and localized flooding issues may be possible.
Wednesday-Friday: A lingering disturbance from the front may lead to lingering scattered rain in the latter of of the week with highs near 90 and partly cloudy skies.