Thursday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible this afternoon with a Marginal (1/5) risk for severe weather. There isn’t much of a threat for tornadoes, but the risk will be marginally severe hail or damaging winds in one or two of the strongest thunderstorms. Highs will reach 95 or 96 before the storms move in. Humidity will be very high with heat index values as high as 112 degrees. Because of this, a HEAT ADVISORY is issued for several parishes, including East Baton Rouge parish. Air quality will be better today as the Saharan dust has moved to Texas. Tonight, it will cool into the mid-70s. 

Friday: We keep the same heat with us as we near the week’s end. Friday should remain hot and mostly dry with a high of 96 degrees. 

Saturday-Sunday: Strong heat stays in place on Saturday. Father’s Day and Juneteenth will have more sunshine with a high of 98 degrees.  

Monday-Wednesday: Next week will be hot, humid and sunny. Summer officially begins Tuesday, June 21st

Tracking the Tropics: There is a 20% chance for an organized system to develop in the Western Caribbean or the Bay of Campeche in the next 5 days from a system of disorganized showers currently over Nicaragua.