Today: This afternoon and evening, expect spotty showers and storms, most of which will be near the coast. Some flood warnings remain in places for areas hardest hit by storm surge and flash flooding from Hurricane Ida along Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas. A HEAT ADVISORY is in place today from 10am to 6pm. Highs should be near 90 with feels like temperatures at or around 106 degrees. This is much lower than the typical criteria for an advisory. The National Weather Service has lowered their Heat Advisory criteria in response to widespread power outages and an unusual high volume of people that will be outside or without AC in response to Ida. Remember to stay hydrated, shaded and wear clothes that can breathe! Overnight a few lingering showers and storms may be possible. Lows near 75.
Friday-Sunday: High pressure takes over leading to sunnier and drier conditions. Temperatures should stay the same around 90 but dewpoints will lower, which will help with anyone one still remaining without power.
Monday-Tuesday: Highs remain around 90 degrees with isolated showers & storms in the afternoon.
Tracking the Tropics: There is an area in the western Caribbean that has a low chance of development in the next 5 days. This will be watched closely.
Hurricane Larry is off of the west African coast. It will likely head into the open Atlantic away from the Caribbean. It will not affect Baton Rouge.